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Why do doctors fear vaginal birth after a previous c-section?

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Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Uterine rupture

Not necessarily fear but a healthy respect for how quickly a normal labor can turn into a catastrophic uterine rupture with hemorrhage, emergent surgery, & potential maternal or infant loss.
Uterine rupture can happen in the best of candidates for vbac and are often unpredictable. In today's legal climate, many obs will not risk any complications that can be avoided. Some hospitals forbid vbac.

In brief: Uterine rupture

Not necessarily fear but a healthy respect for how quickly a normal labor can turn into a catastrophic uterine rupture with hemorrhage, emergent surgery, & potential maternal or infant loss.
Uterine rupture can happen in the best of candidates for vbac and are often unpredictable. In today's legal climate, many obs will not risk any complications that can be avoided. Some hospitals forbid vbac.
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