Vaginal birth after cesarean section versus elective repeat cesarean delivery: Weight-based outcomes

C.S. Carroll, Pat Magann, S.P. Chauhan, C.K. Klauser, J.C. Morrison

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    Abstract

    OBJECTIVE: The study was undertaken to compare infectious morbidity and trial of labor (TOL) success stratified by weight in women.STUDY DESIGN: Vaginal birth after cesarean section (VBAC) candidates were divided into groups based on prepregnancy weight: group I, 70 (<200 pounds); group II, 70 (200-300 pounds); and group III, 69 (>300 pounds).RESULTS: The TOL success rate was 81.8% in group I compared with 57.1% in group II and 13.3% in group III (P = .001). The overall infectious morbidity was significantly greater in the obese women 39% (P = .001) compared with the average women at 11.4% and the lean women at 5.7%.CONCLUSION: Infectious morbidity is increased and VBAC success is reduced in patients who weigh more than 300 pounds.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1516-1520
    JournalAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Volume188
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2003

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