310: Induction of labor after a prior cesarean delivery lessons from a population based study Academic Article uri icon


  • Objective Trial of labor (TOL) after a previous cesarean section (CS) is one of the tools to reduce the increasing CS rate. The safety and efficacy of induction of labor (IOL) in these patients is still controversial. The aims of the study were: 1) to determine the success rate of IOL in women with a prior low-transverse CS; 2) to compare the perinatal outcome of a TOL in women with one prior CS who had an IOL, spontaneous TOL, or an elective repeat CS (RECS). Study Design A retrospective cohort study, including all patients with a prior low- transverse CS in their subsequent delivery of a vertex singleton in our medical center from 1988 until 2005 (n= 7755). The maternal and neonatal demographical and medical data were obtained from a computerized database. The patients were classified into three groups: 1) women who underwent RECS (n= 1916); 2) women who had a spontaneous …

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  • January 1, 2012