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Research Article

Planned Vaginal Birth or Elective Repeat Caesarean: Patient Preference Restricted Cohort with Nested Randomised Trial

  • Caroline A. Crowther mail,

    caroline.crowther@adelaide.edu.au

    Affiliation: Australian Research Centre for Health of Women and Babies (ARCH), The Discipline of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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  • Jodie M. Dodd,

    Affiliation: Australian Research Centre for Health of Women and Babies (ARCH), The Discipline of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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  • Janet E. Hiller,

    Affiliation: Faculty of Health Sciences, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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  • Ross R. Haslam,

    Affiliation: Department of Neonatal Medicine, The Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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  • Jeffrey S. Robinson,

    Affiliation: Australian Research Centre for Health of Women and Babies (ARCH), The Discipline of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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  • on behalf of the Birth After Caesarean Study Group
  • Published: March 13, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001192

About the Authors

Caroline A. Crowther, Jodie M. Dodd, Jeffrey S. Robinson
Australian Research Centre for Health of Women and Babies (ARCH), The Discipline of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Janet E. Hiller
Faculty of Health Sciences, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Ross R. Haslam
Department of Neonatal Medicine, The Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Corresponding Author

Email: caroline.crowther@adelaide.edu.au

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CAC JMD JEH RRH JSR. Performed the experiments: CAC JMD RRH. Analyzed the data: CAC JMD JEH RRH JSR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CAC JMD JEH RRH JSR. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: CAC. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: CAC JMD JEH RRH JSR. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: CAC JMD JEH RRH JSR. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: CAC JMD JEH RRH JSR. Obtained funding: CAC JMD JEH RRH JSR.