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Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Delivery (cont.)


Many women who have had a previous cesarean delivery can successfully deliver their next babies vaginally if they:

  • had low-transverse incisions in previous cesarean deliveries
  • are closely monitored by skilled medical staff in a hospital with the capability of performing an emergency cesarean delivery if required
  • are at low risk for uterine rupture.

Medically reviewed by Steven Nelson, MD; Board Certified Obstetrics and Gynecology

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/15/2014
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