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How many sections can you have and still be ok without rupture?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

In brief: No more than two!

Any woman having a third or more cesarean section is placing herself in particular risk for serious health complications and/or death.
Uterine rupture is seen in 0.5-1% of women with one prior cesarean section of the kerr type and subsequent attempt to deliver vaginally; this likely increases with the number of prior cesareans. Trial of labor after >1 prior kerr hysterotomy should be discouraged.

In brief: No more than two!

Any woman having a third or more cesarean section is placing herself in particular risk for serious health complications and/or death.
Uterine rupture is seen in 0.5-1% of women with one prior cesarean section of the kerr type and subsequent attempt to deliver vaginally; this likely increases with the number of prior cesareans. Trial of labor after >1 prior kerr hysterotomy should be discouraged.
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