Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, October 20th, 2003
More of today's Canadian women have high-risk characteristics than did women who delivered in previous decades. Characteristics include a higher age at first birth, a higher pre-pregnancy weight, and an increased weight gain during pregnancy - all associated with higher rates of complications.
While declines in the number of vaginal births after cesarean (VBACS) in industrialized nations have been...
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