Opinion Article

Decision-Making Processes and Influences: Repeat Caesarean Deliveries

Author: Shu Wen Chen

A previous Caesarean Delivery (CD) accounts for a significant proportion of Repeat Caesarean Delivery (RCD) in high income countries [1-3]. Concern about increased maternal and neonatal risks, particularly uterine rupture and perinatal death was related to RCD [4]. While perceptions of safety were a common reason for Caesarean Deliveries by Maternal Request (CDMR) without medical indication [5], evidence demonstrates that CDMR were associated with higher rates of infection and length of hospital stay and neonatal respiratory morbidity, compared to planned vaginal delivery [6].