Serious adverse neonatal outcomes such as 5-minute Apgar score of zero and seizures or severe neurologic dysfunction are increased in planned home births after cesarean delivery.

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Amos Grünebaum; Laurence B McCullough; Birgit Arabin; Frank A Chervenak;
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: PLoS ONE,volume 12,issue 3 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0173952, pmc: PMC5358766
  • Subject: Preterm Birth | Research Article | Geographical locations | United States | Neonates | People and places | North America | Pregnancy Complications | Labor and Delivery | Surgical and Invasive Medical Procedures | Biology and Life Sciences | Developmental Biology | Pregnancy | Birth | Maternal Health | Medicine | Q | Cesarean Section | R | Obstetric Procedures | Women's Health | Obstetrics and Gynecology | Pediatrics | Science | Medicine and Health Sciences

The United States is with 37,451 home births in 2014 the country with the largest absolute number of home births among all developed countries. The purpose of this study was to examine the occurrence and risks of a 5-minute Apgar score of zero and neonatal seizures or s... View more
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