Birth complications ‘can affect decisions for the next patient’

US study shows a slight tendency for obstetricians to change delivery mode if their previous delivery was tricky
Reuters Health
Doctors delivering a baby by caesarian

After complications during their patient’s vaginal delivery, doctors are more likely to switch to caesarean delivery with the next patient, a study shows.

Likewise, after complications during a caesarean delivery, the next delivery they assist is more apt to be vaginal, US researchers report in Science.