Cesarean Childbirth (cont.)
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Closure of the uterine and abdominal incisions after a low transverse cesarean section. Blood loss during the average cesarean section is substantial—on the order of 500-1000 mL.. Click to view larger image.
High-risk uterine incisions have a high risk of uterine rupture with additional pregnancies. Consequently, these women are not candidates for future vaginal deliveries. Occasionally, a T-shaped incision is required. Women with a T-shaped incision carry the same risks as women with a vertical uterine incision with respect to future risk of uterine rupture. Click to view larger image.
Medically reviewed by Steven Nelson, MD; Board Certified Obstetrics and Gynecology
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/1/2015
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