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Elective birth at 37 weeks’ gestation for women with an uncomplicated twin pregnancy

  1. Jodie M Dodd1,*,
  2. Andrea R Deussen1,
  3. Rosalie M Grivell1,
  4. Caroline A Crowther2,3

Editorial Group: Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group

Published Online: 10 FEB 2014

Assessed as up-to-date: 12 DEC 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003582.pub2


How to Cite

Dodd JM, Deussen AR, Grivell RM, Crowther CA. Elective birth at 37 weeks’ gestation for women with an uncomplicated twin pregnancy. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD003582. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003582.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    The University of Adelaide, Women's and Children's Hospital, School of Paediatrics and Reproductive Health, Discipline of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

  2. 2

    The University of Auckland, Liggins Institute, Auckland, New Zealand

  3. 3

    The University of Adelaide, ARCH: Australian Research Centre for Health of Women and Babies, The Robinson Institute, Discipline of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

*Jodie M Dodd, School of Paediatrics and Reproductive Health, Discipline of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The University of Adelaide, Women's and Children's Hospital, 72 King William Road, Adelaide, South Australia, 5006, Australia. jodie.dodd@adelaide.edu.au.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New search for studies and content updated (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 10 FEB 2014

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References

References to studies included in this review

  1. References to studies included in this review
  2. Additional references
  3. References to other published versions of this review
Dodd 2012a {published data only}
  • Dodd J. ACTOTTAB Twins: Timing of birth at term. Perinatal Trials Report (http://www.ctc.usyd.edu.au/6registry/PTO426.htm) (accessed 7 April 2004).
  • Dodd J, Crowther C, Haslam R, Robinson J, for the Twins Timing of Birth Trial Group. Elective birth at 37 weeks of gestation versus standard care for women with an uncomplicated twin pregnancy at term: the Twins Timing of Birth Randomised Trial. British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2012;119(8):964-74. [DOI: 10.1111/j.1471-0528.2012.03356.x; PUBMED: 22691051]
  • Dodd J, Crowther C, Robinson J, Haslam R. Twins: timing of birth at term - a randomised controlled trial. Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand (www.psanz.org.au) (accessed 4 October 2006).
  • Dodd JM, Crowther CA, Haslam RR, Robinson JS. Timing of birth for women with a twin pregnancy at term: a randomised controlled trial. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2010;10:68.
  • Dodd JM, Crowther CA, Haslam RR, Robinson JS. What is the optimal time of birth for women with an uncomplicated twin pregnancy at term? The twins timing of birth randomised trial. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health 2011;47(Suppl 1):51.
Suzuki 2000 {published data only}

Additional references

  1. References to studies included in this review
  2. Additional references
  3. References to other published versions of this review
Bakr 2006
  • Bakr AF, Karkour T. What is the optimal gestational age for twin delivery. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 2006;6:3.
Boulvain 2001
Cheung 2000
Cincotta 2001
  • Cincotta RB, Flenady V, Hockey R, King J. When should twins be delivered? - gestational age-specific stillbirth risk of twins vs singletons. Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand 5th Annual Congress; 2001 March 13-16; Canberra, Australia, 2001. Canberra, 2001:22.
Dodd 2003
  • Dodd JM, Robinson JS, Crowther CA, Wilkinson C, Chan A, Keane R. Stillbirth and neonatal outcomes in twin and singleton pregnancies in South Australia, 1991-2000. Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand 6th Annual Congress; 2002 March 9-13; Australia, 2002. Australia, 2002.
Dodd 2012b
  • Dodd J, Crowther C, Haslam R, Robinson J. Authors' response to: Elective birth at 37 weeks of gestation versus standard care for women with an uncomplicated twin pregnancy at term: the Twins Timing of Birth Randomised Trial. British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2012;119(13):1676-7.
Gülmezoglu 2012
Hack 2008
Hartley 2001
  • Hartley RS, Emanuel I, Hitti J. Perinatal mortality and neonatal morbidity rates among twin pairs at different gestational ages: optimal delivery timing at 37 to 38 weeks gestation. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2001;184(3):451-8.
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Irion 1998
Kato 2006
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Minakami 1996
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  • National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). Multiple Pregnancy: the Management of Twin and Triplet Pregnancies in the Antenatal Period. London: RCOG Press, 2011.
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References to other published versions of this review

  1. References to studies included in this review
  2. Additional references
  3. References to other published versions of this review
Dodd 2002
  • Dodd JM, Crowther CA. Elective delivery of women with a twin pregnancy from 37 weeks' gestation. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2002, Issue 2. [DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003582]
Dodd 2003a
  • Dodd JM, Crowther CA. Elective Delivery of women with a twin pregnancy from 37 weeks' gestation. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2003, Issue 1. [DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003582]