Obesity, pregnancy outcomes and caesarean section : a structured review of the combined literature

Royal College of Midwives - RCM
Royal College of Midwives
Publication date:
01 December 2013


Dignon, Andre, Truslove et al (2013) Obesity, pregnancy outcomes and caesarean section: a structured review of the combined literature. Evidence Based Midwifery 11 (4):132-137

This literature review explores the impact of obesity on pregnancy outcomes in relation to an increased rate of caesarean section (CS).

This article has been selected for inclusion in NICE Evidence Search because it meets the definition of a reliable systematic review for this service. This is a systematic review in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews and those published by a journal which conforms to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) standard. If not published by one of these journals, a systematic review is deemed reliable if the abstract reports the inclusion/exclusion criteria, confirms two or more sources have been searched, and incorporates a synthesis of included studies. A systematic review may also be deemed reliable if it has been appraised and selected by a group of experts for inclusion in an Evidence Update.

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