Avoid maternal-request cesarean delivery, committee advises

03/29/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Elective cesarean delivery should not be used over planned vaginal delivery unless there is a medical reason, an American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists panel recommended. The report in Obstetrics & Gynecology said a data review found better outcomes with vaginal delivery on four specific measures, and cesarean birth should not be used for women who want additional children or for those who fear childbirth pain.

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