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PP.18 Caesarean Section and Time to Next Birth, Ectopic Pregnancy, Miscarriage or Stillbirth-A Danish Register-Based Study
  1. SM O’Neill1,
  2. E Agerbo3,
  3. LC Kenny2,
  4. TB Henriksen4,
  5. PM Kearney5,
  6. RA Greene1,
  7. PB Mortensen3,
  8. JE Lutomski1,
  9. AS Khashan,
  10. S Meaney2
  1. 1National Perintal Epidemiology Centre, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland
  2. 2Anu Research Centre, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland
  3. 3National Centre for Register-based Research, Arrhus University, Aarhus, Denmark
  4. 4Perinatal Epidemiological Research Unit, Arrhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark
  5. 5Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland


Aim Estimate time to next birth, risk of miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy or stillbirth in women with primary Caesareans.

Methods Danish population-registry cohort of births from 1982–2010 (n = 833,162). Analysis using Cox-regression models.

Results Prior Caesarean group had longer birth intervals. No increased risk of ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage, but significantly increased risk of stillbirth among women with a prior Caesarean.

Conclusion Prior Caesareans were associated with an increased birth interval and increased risk of stillbirth compared to vaginal deliveries.

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