Published in Women's Health Weekly, October 5th, 1998
Because individual risk factors must be considered, ACOG rejects as inappropriate any 'global mandates' by third parties for a trial of labor after a previous cesarean delivery.
The bulletin states that while VBAC is accepted as a way to lower the overall cesarean rate, "... it has become apparent that VBAC is associated with a small but significant risk of uterine rupture." Rupture of the uterine scar from a previous cesarean can...
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