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What are complications of vbac?
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Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Miguel Cano
Dr. Miguel Cano
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Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Hulse
Dr. Michael Hulse
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
In brief: Death, injury.
Maternal and/or fetal death or injury (including permanent brain injury) can occur if the prior uterine scar ruptures.

In brief: Death, injury.
Maternal and/or fetal death or injury (including permanent brain injury) can occur if the prior uterine scar ruptures.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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