Should obstetricians support a 'term cephalic trial'?

Stephen Robson*, David Ellwood

*Corresponding author for this work

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Recent analyses of the published data suggest that the risks of elective Caesarean delivery in an uncomplicated pregnancy may not outweigh the benefits of vaginal birth by as much as has been supposed. Indeed, this balance may be so close that the place of elective Caesarean delivery of a term cephalic baby might be considered as a worthwhile subject of a randomised controlled trial. We discuss the potential consequences of such a trial and what effect it could have on obstetric practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)341-343
Number of pages3
JournalAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2003
Externally publishedYes


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