Inter-twin delivery interval, short-term perinatal outcomes and risk of caesarean for the second twin.
Ronit Cukierman, Sarah Heland, Kirsten Palmer, Peter Neil, Fabricio da Silva Costa, Daniel L Rolnik
Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol | Published : 2019
OBJECTIVE: To examine the association between inter-twin delivery interval and short-term perinatal outcomes of the second twin after vaginal delivery of the first twin. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study including twin pregnancies with a vaginal delivery of the first twin between January 2011 and September 2017 in a tertiary hospital in Melbourne, Australia. The main outcome measure was a composite of adverse neonatal outcome (at least one of perinatal death, admission to neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), endotracheal intubation, Apgar 4.0 mmol/L). Proportions of adverse outcomes for the second twin were compared between groups of intervals ≤ or >10 and ≤ or >30 min. RESULTS: The compos..View full abstract