How Long is the Safest InterDelivery Interval in Women with Previous History of Cesarean Delivery?
Objective: To investigate the association between interdelivery interval and uterine rupture in women with previous CD.
Methods: The formulation question was how long is the safest interdelivery
interval to minimalize the risk of uterine rupture. The
authors investigated in three databases including Pubmed,
Cochrane, and Embase database. Inclusion criteria were
abstract answering the clinical question, written in English
language, and full-text paper availability.
Results: One systematic review, six cohort studies, and 1 casecontrol
study were collected to compare the inter-pregnancy
interval to the risk of uterine rupture. The author retrieved
seven articles suitable to the inclusion criteria after excluding ten
articles screened by the abstract and language. Then, the author
added one article used in the systematic review. Hence, the critical
appraisal based on Validity, Importance, and Applicability (VIA)
was performed for eight articles.
Conclusion: The inter-delivery interval ï‚³18 months is the safest time to avoid uterine rupture. Prostaglandin analogue induction should be avoided and for patients with a history of past cesarean using a single-layer closure to be educated about the increased risk.
Keywords: cesarean delivery, inter-delivery interval, uterine rupture,
vaginal birth after cesarean delivery
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