May 20th, 2018

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Vaginal Delivery in a Woman with Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy: A Case Report
Authors:  Jean-Marc Ayoubi, M.D., Mamoun Meddoun, M.D., Pierre-Simon Jouk, Ph.D., Max Favier, M.D., and Jean-Claude Pons, Ph.D.
BACKGROUND: Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy is a muscular disease determined genetically. Few papers have been published on
this disorder in pregnancy. Several authors reported on delivery by cesarean section because of the risk of dystocia.

CASE: A woman with limb-girdle muscular dystrophy had two pregnancies with normal vaginal delivery and follow-up. No obstetric
complications related to the disease occurred.

CONCLUSION: A trial of labor is possible in patients with limb-girdle muscular dystrophy if no obstetric
contraindications exist. (J Reprod Med 2000;45: 498-500)
Keywords:  muscular dystrophy; trial of labor; labor complications; limb-girdle muscular dystrophy
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