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Gynecol Obstet Fertil. 2004 Oct;32(10):855-9.

[Vaginal birth after caesarean delivery in twin gestation: is trial of labor allowed?].

[Article in French]

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Clinique d'obstétrique, hôpital Jeanne-de-Flandre, CHRU de Lille, 1, rue Eugène-Avinée, 59037 Lille, France.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To determine if a trial of labor in twin pregnancy with previous cesarean section is an acceptable alternative to systematic cesarean section.

PATIENTS AND METHODS:

Based on a retrospective and comparative study from 1st January 1996 to 30th June 2003 in Maternite Jeanne-de-Flandre (Lille) and Pavillon Paul-Gelle (Roubaix), 35 trials of labor in twin pregnancies with previous cesarean section have been compared with 35 twin gestations attempting vaginal delivery without a prior cesarean. This comparative study has been led by sorting out the patients according to their gestational age, parity and maternity.

RESULTS:

Twenty-seven women (77%) delivered vaginally and eight (23%) by elective caesarean section. Postpartum hemorrhage was more frequent for caesarean section (75%). No scare dehiscence or rupture occurred. There was not any haemostasis hysterectomy or embolisation related to postpartum haemorrhage. Neonatal outcome was similar in both groups.

DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION:

Twin trial of labor after a previous cesarean section seems to be a safe alternative to routine repeat cesarean delivery as maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality are safe.

PMID:
15501161
DOI:
10.1016/j.gyobfe.2004.08.013
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