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Planned elective repeat caesarean section versus planned vaginal birth for women with a previous caesarean birth

  1. Jodie M Dodd1,*,
  2. Caroline A Crowther2,3,
  3. Erasmo Huertas4,
  4. Jeanne-Marie Guise5,
  5. Dell Horey6

Editorial Group: Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group

Published Online: 10 DEC 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 30 SEP 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004224.pub3


How to Cite

Dodd JM, Crowther CA, Huertas E, Guise JM, Horey D. Planned elective repeat caesarean section versus planned vaginal birth for women with a previous caesarean birth. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 12. Art. No.: CD004224. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004224.pub3.

Author Information

  1. 1

    The University of Adelaide, 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

  4. 4

    Materno Perinatal Institute of Lima-Peru, Adolescence Unit, Lima 01, Peru

  5. 5

    Oregon Health and Science University, Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology, Portland, Oregon, USA

  6. 6

    La Trobe University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bundoora, VIC, 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 DEC 2013

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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
Crowther 2012b {published data only}
  • Crowther C, Dodd J, Haslam R, Hiller J. BAC - Birth after caesarean: planned vaginal birth or planned elective repeat caesarean for women at term with a single previous caesarean section. Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand (www.psanz.org.au) (accessed 4 October 2006).
  • Crowther CA, Dodd JM, Hiller JE, Haslam RR, Robinson JS. Planned repeat elective caesarean section after previous caesarean section compared with planned vaginal birth is associated with improved health outcomes for women and their infants. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health 2011;47(Suppl 1):36.
  • Crowther CA, Dodd JM, Hiller JE, Haslam RR, Robinson JS, Birth After Caesarean Study Group. Planned vaginal birth or elective repeat caesarean: patient preference restricted cohort with nested randomised trial. PLoS Medicine 2012;9(3):e1001192.
  • Dodd JM, Crowther CA, Hiller JE, Haslam RR, Robinson JS. Birth after caesarean study--planned vaginal birth or planned elective repeat caesarean for women at term with a single previous caesarean birth: protocol for a patient preference study and randomised trial. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2007;7:17.
Law 2010 {published data only}
  • Chung T, Law LW, Pang MW, Lau TK. VBAC versus caesarean section: a randomised controlled trial on psychological outcomes. BJOG: an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology 2008;115(s1):80.
  • Law LW, Pang MW, Chung TK, Lao TT, Lee DT, Leung TY, et al. Randomised trial of assigned mode of delivery after a previous cesarean section--impact on maternal psychological dynamics. Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine 2010;23(10):1106-13.

Additional references

  1. References to studies included in this review
  2. Additional references
  3. References to other published versions of this review
ACOG 2010
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Vaginal Birth after Previous Cesarean Delivery (ACOG Practice Bulletin; no 115). Washington DC: ACOG, 2010.
Belizan 1999
CDC 2010
  • Martin JA, Hamilton BE, Ventura SJ, Osterman MJK, Wilson EC, Mathews TJ. Births: Final Data for 2010. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr61/nvsr61_01.pdf#table02 (accessed June 2013).
Crowther 2012a
  • Crowther CA, Dodd JM, Hiller JE, Haslam RR, Robinson JS, Birth After Caesarean Study Group. Planned vaginal birth or elective repeat caesarean: patient preference restricted cohort with nested randomised trial. PLoS Medicine 2012;9(3):e1001192.
Guise 2010
  • Guise J-M, Eden K, Emeis C, Denman M, Marshall N, Fu R, et al. Vaginal Birth After Cesarean: New Insights. Evidence Report/Technology Assessment No. 191. (Prepared by the Oregon Health & Science University Evidence-based Practice Center for the 2010 NIH Consensus Conference. http://www.ahrq.gov/clinic/tp/vbacuptp.htmMarch 2010under Contract No. 290-2007-10057-I.) AHRQ Publication No. 10-E001. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; March 2010.
Hamilton 2012
  • Hamilton BE, Martin JA, Ventura SJ. Births: Preliminary Data for 2011. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr61/nvsr61_05.pdf 2012 (accessed January 3, 2013).
Higgins 2011
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Hook 1997
Landon 2004
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Marshall 2011
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  • NICE. Caesarean Section. Clinical Guideline. London: RCOG, 2004 April.
OECD Health Data 2011
  • OECD. Caesarean Sections. http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/sites/health_glance-2011-en/04/09/index.html;jsessionid=as008die826bn.delta?contentType=&itemId=/content/chapter/health_glance-2011-37-en&containerItemId=/content/serial/19991312&accessItemIds=/content/book/health_glance-2011-en&mimeType=text/html (accessed 2013).
RCOG 2001
  • RCOG Clinical Effectiveness Support Unit. The Sentinel National Caesarean Section Audit Report. RCOG Press 2001.
RevMan 2012
  • The Nordic Cochrane Centre, The Cochrane Collaboration. Review Manager (RevMan). 5.2. Copenhagen: The Nordic Cochrane Centre, The Cochrane Collaboration, 2012.

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 2004
  • Dodd JM, Crowther CA, Huertas E, Guise JM, Horey D. Planned elective repeat caesarean section versus planned vaginal birth for women with a previous caesarean birth. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2004, Issue 4. [DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004224.pub2]