Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Another reason for restraint with Cesareans

A new study shows that women with a prior Cesarean section delivery have nearly a 50% greater chance of placenta previa in subsequent pregnancies.

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Blogger mm said...

WHEW! Finally a study big enough to make a splash! Been a few others showing previa and accretia increases... but they were swept under the carpet because the test group wasn't "big enough".
Thanks for passing this on! I hadn't seen this one yet =)
k

12:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And that risk increase with each subsequent cesarean. Docotors will try to tell a woman who has had a cesarean that because of the risk of previa that she should have another, but rather than push another major surgery, she should consider vbac.

9:40 AM  

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