The Planned Mode of Delivery and Neonatal Outcomes of Uncomplicated Dichorionic Twin pregnanciesMohamed Ibrahim Khalil1*, Emad R Sagr2, Rabab M Elrifaei3, Hazem Mahmoud AL-Mandeel4 and Khalid AL-Hussein5
1Consultant, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Security Forces Hospital, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Menoufiya University, Egypt
- *Corresponding Author:
- Mohamed Ibrahim Khalil
Consultant Obstetricians and Gynecologist
Security Forces Hospital, P.O. Box: 3643
Riyadh: 11481, Kingdom Saudi Arabia
Tel: 00966 509551209
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: July 17, 2013; Accepted Date: August 12, 2013; Published Date: August 16, 2013
Citation: Khalil MI, Sagr ER, Elrifaei RM, AL-Mandeel HM, AL-Hussein K (2013) The Planned Mode of Delivery and Neonatal Outcomes of Uncomplicated Dichorionic Twin pregnancies. Gynecol Obstet 3:161. doi: 10.4172/2161-0932.1000161
Copyright: © 2013 Khalil MI, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Background: The incidence of twins worldwide continues to increase. The intrapartum management of twins is a major area of risk in obstetrics, and the optimal mode of delivery is a subject of continuing debate, this can affect the physician counseling, and maternal requests for elective cesarean delivery. Planned caesarean delivery could theoretically avoid some of the risks but direct evidence of a protective effect is currently lacking. Moreover, cesarean delivery before the onset of labor is associated with an increased risk of neonatal respiratory morbidity.
Objectives: Is to compare the neonatal outcomes in planned vaginal and planned cesarean delivery of uncomplicated dichorionic twin pregnancies at 37-38 weeks.
Methods: This study was conducted at tertiary-care, Security Forces Hospital, Kingdom Saudi Arabia, about mode of delivery and neonatal outcome of 500 patients with uncomplicated dichorionic twin pregnancies at 37-38 weeks, during the period from November 2005 to October 2010.
Results: Out of 500 included in this study, only 202 patients were completed the study. 108 (53.4%) patients were in the planned vaginal delivery group, and 94 (46.6%) were in the planned cesarean group. In the planned vaginal delivery group, 23 (21.3%) had an emergency cesarean delivery. The overall cesarean rate was 117 out of 202 (57.9%). There was no significant difference in a 5-minute Apgar score lower than 7, an arterial cord pH below 7.20, and admission to NICU of the neonates between both groups.
Conclusion: Planned vaginal and planned cesarean delivery of uncomplicated dichorionic twin pregnancies at 37-38 weeks has the same neonatal outcomes.