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A 33-year-old female asked:

How common is uterine rupture and is it always fatal?? i've had 1 vertical c-section and 2 horizontal, i'm not worried.

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Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 46 years experience
2%: The uterine rupture rate is about 1% in women with no uterine scars and 2% in those with previous uterine surgery and slightly higher in multiple surgeries. It is rarely fatal to the mother, but can be for the fetus. The type of incision in the uterus is the critical factor, not the direction of the scar on the abdomen.

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