A study published in the March edition of Obstetrics and Gynecology evaluates the best time to perform a repeat cesarean section operation, taking into consideration the maternal and fetal risks for different delivery time frames.
According to the study, conducted by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the Maternal Fetal Medicine Units Network, the best time for repeat cesarean section delivery is 39 weeks. The study analyzed a huge sample of births and compared the Five Minute apgar scores of these infants.
The results of the study would not apply in the case of any fetal problems or other difficulties which are picked up either through routine Obstetric examinations or Non Stress Tests. In those situations, delivery is determined by the health of the fetus.
Timely intervention and delivery is essential to prevent fetal hypoxia, brain damage and other birth injuries caused by a decrease in the baby’s oxygenation as a result of stress in labor.
The lawyers of Holton Law are frequently called to review labor and delivery problems which may result in harm to the baby. If you or a loved one have any questions about medical care received, we are here to help.