Studies from high-income countries have identified an increased risk of OASI in individuals who identify as Asian race vs those who identify as White; we are conducting a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate this relationship.
Previous studies suggest that racialized groups experience higher rates of severe maternal and perinatal outcomes; however, underlying causes of disparities in these outcomes among racial/ethnic groups remain unclear.
The Robson classification is a global standard for comparing cesarean delivery (CD) rates across populations; however, this classification does not account for differences in maternal, fetal, and obstetric practice factors known to impact CD rates.
In Canada, rates of trauma following OVD are higher than previously reported, irrespective of region, level of obstetric care and volume of OVD among hospitals. These results support a reassessment of OVD safety in Canada.
Trends in second stage cesarean delivery, forceps, vacuum have yet to be characterized and the impact of potential shifts in operative delivery use on maternal and perinatal morbidity rates has not been studied.
Identifying modifiable risk factors that have the potential to prevent sPTB remains one of the most critical (and elusive) goals for reducing infant morbidity and mortality.