Obese women have longer cesarean deliveries, study finds

08/2/2013 | Medscape (free registration)

Cesarean sections took from about two to seven minutes longer, from incision to delivery, for obese women, compared with those for women who were not obese, according to a study in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The study from the Washington University School of Medicine found that babies born to women with a BMI greater than 40 tended to have more complications, and author Dr. Shayna Conner said that adding seven minutes to delivery times could lead to problems in emergency procedures.

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