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A 30-year-old member asked:

What are complications of vbac?

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Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Uterine Rupture: The most common complications are a failed vbac & need for vaginal bypass (c-section). The most serious are uterine dehiscence (separation of the uterine scar) or rupture. This can lead to catastrophic results with hemorrhage, emergency surgery, hysterectomy, and fetal loss. Major point - please vbac in a hospital where your OB can keep you safe and have access to immediate surgery if needed.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 27 years experience
Death, injury.: Maternal and/or fetal death or injury (including permanent brain injury) can occur if the prior uterine scar ruptures.
Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 28 years experience
Uterine rupture: Failed vbac with repeat c-section is most common problem. Uterine rupture in the area of the previous incision is the most serious. This occurs in less than 1% of pt. But is very dangerous to mother and baby if it happens. Results may include severe bleeding, hysterectomy, fetal death and maternal death.

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A 29-year-old member asked:

What is the most serious complication during a vbac?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 27 years experience
Uterine rupture.: Catastrophic uterine rupture is the most serious complication of attempted vbac (vaginal birth after cesarean section): it can prove lethal for the fetus, the mother or both! if you do not want anymore children, this is too great a risk to take - you may be better off with a prelabor scheduled repeat c-section and bilateral tubal ligation. Talk to your obstetrician!
A 37-year-old member asked:

What is a VBAC?

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Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
VBAC: Vaginal birth after c-section. There are pros & cons with vbacs that are addressed in other healthtap topics.

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