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Caesarean Delivery for Pregnancies in the First Stage of Labor: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines

Last updated: September 9, 2019
Project Number: RB1393-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What are the benefits and harms of caesarean delivery for Robson group 1 pregnancies with failure to progress in the latent phase of labor?
  2. What are the benefits and harms of caesarean delivery for Robson group 2A pregnancies with failure to progress in the latent phase of labor?
  3. What are the benefits and harms of caesarean delivery for Robson group 1 pregnancies with failure to progress in the active phase of labor?
  4. What are the benefits and harms of caesarean delivery for Robson group 2A pregnancies with failure to progress in the active phase of labor?
  5. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the use of caesarean delivery for Robson group 1 or 2A pregnancies with failure to progress in the first stage of labor?

Key Message

Two evidence-based guidelines were identified regarding the use of caesarean delivery for Robson group 1 or 2A pregnancies with failure to progress in the first stage of labor. No literature was identified regarding the harms and benefits of cesarean delivery for Robson Group 1 and 2A pregnancies with failure to progress in the active or latent phase of labor.