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What are the risks associated with vbacs?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Uterine rupture

There is a small but extremely serious risk of uterine rupture (the incision on the uterus opening).
This is why it is recommended that women vbac in hospitals where there is 24 hour a day in-house capablities to perform an emergency c-section rapidly.

In brief: Uterine rupture

There is a small but extremely serious risk of uterine rupture (the incision on the uterus opening).
This is why it is recommended that women vbac in hospitals where there is 24 hour a day in-house capablities to perform an emergency c-section rapidly.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

In brief: Failed attempt.

The major risk with any attempt to vbac (tolac) is failure - this is the 30-40% of cases that require repeat c-section and risk uterine rupture (15% risk) with potentially lethal consequences for the fetus/neonate (and/or the mother).
Consider how many more pregnancies you foresee/desire for your family and go with repeat c-section and btl if this is your last pregnancy. Only try at large hospital.

In brief: Failed attempt.

The major risk with any attempt to vbac (tolac) is failure - this is the 30-40% of cases that require repeat c-section and risk uterine rupture (15% risk) with potentially lethal consequences for the fetus/neonate (and/or the mother).
Consider how many more pregnancies you foresee/desire for your family and go with repeat c-section and btl if this is your last pregnancy. Only try at large hospital.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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