Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Delivery (cont.)
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What is uterine rupture?
Uterine rupture is a tear in the uterus, and is a rare and very serious medical situation that is potentially life-threatening for both mother and fetus.
What is the risk of uterine rupture while attempting VBAC?
During the last 20 years, studies have shown that women who have had a prior cesarean delivery with a low transverse incision may, depending on the reason for the initial C-section, safely attempt VBAC. The same cannot be said of women who have had prior vertical incisions made on the uterus.
How is uterine rupture diagnosed?
Diagnosing a uterine rupture can be difficult. Signs of rupture include the following:
What are the complications of uterine rupture?
If uterine rupture occurs, additional serious complications may ensue. These include:
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/1/2016
Wayne Blocker, MD
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