Can recurrent cesarean section due to arrest of descent be predicted by newborn weight difference?

ConclusionCurrent birth weight higher than the previous newborn weight in a cesarean section for arrest of descent is associated with lower likelihood of successful vaginal birth after cesarean delivery and therefore should be taken in consideration during fetal weight estimation and the decision on the mode of delivery. This issue should be explored in future prospective large-cohort studies.
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

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