Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Delivery (cont.)
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Risk of Uterine Rupture
In the last 20 years, studies have shown that women who have had a prior cesarean delivery with a low transverse incision may safely and successfully go through labor and have a vaginal delivery in later pregnancies, depending on the reason for the cesarean delivery. The same, however, cannot be said of women who have had vertical incisions on the uterus.
Diagnosing a uterine rupture can be difficult. Signs of a rupture include the following:
Rupture requires immediate delivery of the baby by emergency cesarean.
Harish M Sehdev, MD
Bryan D Cowan, MD
Mary L Windle, PharmD
Lee P Shulman, MD