For women with multiple prior cesarean deliveries, it is currently unknown when is the optimal gestational age to schedule a repeat cesarean delivery. Waiting until 39 weeks could have potential benefit to the newborn, but puts both the mother and baby at risk if labor begins spontaneously prior to 39 weeks. In this study, we found that planned cesarean delivery at approximately 37 weeks was associated with certain improved outcomes and no adverse neonatal outcomes.
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