143: Elective cesarean delivery at term, a significant risk factor for long-term pediatric neurological morbidity of the offspring Academic Article uri icon


  • Objective To determine whether the mode of delivery at term has an impact on the risk of long-term neurological morbidity of the offspring. Study Design A population-based cohort analysis was performed including all singleton term deliveries occurring between 1991- 2013 at a tertiary medical center. A comparison was performed between children delivered via elective cesarean delivery (CD) and those delivered vaginally. Multiple gestations and fetuses with congenital malformations were excluded. All cases of urgent CD due to non- reassuring fetal status, non-progressive labor, prolapse of cord, preeclampsia, placenta previa, placental abruption, gestational diabetes, labor induction and failed induction, fetal growth restriction, as well as instrumental deliveries, were excluded from the analysis. Pediatric hospitalizations of the offspring up to the age of 18 years involving neurological …

publication date

  • January 1, 2017