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A 27-year-old female asked:

What are the risks of having a vbac ? i had a csection 3 years ago. is a csection safer?

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Dr. Liza Kunz
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 23 years experience
Uterine rupture: Uterine rupture occurs in <1% of women who attempt vaginal birth after cesarean. While that percentage is low, the effect if it occurs can be great, including permanent injury to or death of the baby, and maternal hysterectomy. So a lot depends on the reason for your first cesarean, and how likely that reason is to reccur. Also, not all hospitals are set up for safe vbac. Talk to your doctor.
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