A study that examined concomitant temporal changes in the rates of severe birth trauma and maternal obstetric trauma, found that while the rates of fractures and other birth trauma declined among infants delivered by spontaneous vaginal delivery, the rate of birth trauma remained unchanged in instrumental vaginal delivery and caesarean delivery.
The retrospective observational study included all hospital singleton live births in Washington State, USA between 2004–2013, excluding breech delivery. Overall, 732,818 live births were included in the study.
Temporal trends in severe maternal and neonatal trauma during childbirth: a population-based observational study by Wen Q, Muraca GM, Ting et al. BMJ Open, vol 8, no 3, March 2018, e020578. Links to the abstract and further details can be found here.
L67 Maternal birth injuries £9.95 | 38 Abstracts
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