Ok, I am being lazy but I really do need to get my studies done and ORGYN.com always encourages sharing their digests with colleagues so I will oblige. The below article is just one of many recent articles in ORGYN.com's daily email service, a service designed to keep practitioners abreast of recent developments in obstetrics and gynecology.
German researchers used data in the Berlin Perinatal Registry for 1993 to 1999 to compare outcomes in 7556 second parous women with a previous cesarean delivery with 55,142 similar women with a previous vaginal delivery.
Perinatal death, defined as stillbirth or neonatal death in the first week after birth, was more common in women with a previous cesarean than in those with a previous vaginal delivery, at 65 versus 47 deaths per 10,000.
Rolf Richter and colleagues at Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin recommend: “If there is no clear obstetric advantage, eg, in cases in which the mother expresses the wish for a cesarean delivery, then the additional risk for a future pregnancy should be explained in the consultation.”