A 31-year-old member asked:
Vbac== is it safe to have one or there is a risk of uterine rupture?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Martin Raffanswered
Infectious Disease 58 years experience
Discuss with OB: I think you are asking if a vaginal delivery is safe after having had a prior c-section. The clinical thinking on this has changed in the past several years, and you should certainly discuss this at some length with the doctor who is going to delivery the baby. Have a good delivery and a great baby.
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Dr. Nikolaos Zachariasanswered
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 28 years experience
Risky for baby.: A trial of labor after one prior cesarean section has inherent risks for the fetus and the mother, but may be a wise choice if you are planning to have many more pregnancies. The risk of uterine rupture with one prior kerr cesarean section and trial of labor is 1/200 attempts, but the outcome can be very poor in affected cases. This does not apply to twins, vertical scars, or >1 prior cesareans.
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Last updated Jul 20, 2012
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