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PRU-MHC: Policy Research Unit in Maternal Health & Care (2010 - 2018)

Caesarean section and risk of stillbirth in subsequent pregnancy

The objective of the study was to examine the association between delivery by caesarean section in one pregnancy and a subsequent stillbirth in another. This has been an area of particular interest since the association was first noticed in 2003. The database used in the present study, the Oxford Record Linkage Study, contains detailed information on all children born to women who lived and delivered in hospital in Oxfordshire or West Berkshire during the period 1st December 1979 to 31st December 1988.

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