Although the choice between vaginal delivery and Caesarean section should be made on the health status of both mother and child, vaginal delivery is typically recommended in most transplant recipients due to the risk of infection associated with surgical procedures. Caesarean section should be performed only for standard obstetric reasons.
Reference and Publication Information
United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) is committed to providing accurate and reliable information for transplant patients. The content on this page was originally created on June 8, 2005 by UNOS and last modified on June 17, 2005. The following sources were used as references:
American Association of Kidney Patients, retrieved June 9, 2005.
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