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Chapter 61 - Dysfunctional Labor (Content last reviewed: 20th February 2020)

from Section 6 - Late Prenatal – Obstetric Problems

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  15 November 2017

David James
University of Nottingham
Philip Steer
Imperial College London
Carl Weiner
University of Kansas
Bernard Gonik
Wayne State University, Detroit
Stephen Robson
University of Newcastle
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The primary goal for all involved in the care of women in labor is a healthy mother and baby after delivery. For most pregnancies, which are low risk, delivery by cesarean section appears to pose greater risk of maternal morbidity and mortality than vaginal delivery and can have significant implications for future pregnancies.

High-Risk Pregnancy
Management Options
, pp. 1749 - 1774
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
First published in: 2017

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