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Post by caryn » Fri Oct 02, 2009 07:17 pm

Pre-eclampsia increased the risks of maternal death, fresh stillbirths, and severe neonatal morbidity. Adjusted emergency cesarean delivery rate was associated with more fresh stillbirths, neonatal deaths, and severe neonatal morbidity-probably related to prolonged labor, asphyxia, and sepsis. Adjusted elective cesarean delivery rate was associated with fewer perinatal deaths.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19782977

This is for Africa, where they can often only perform Caesareans in emergency situations, and so what this does is provide a good argument for why we should deliver *before* it's an emergency.

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