by expert on call (297 Posts), Sun Apr 13, 2003 10:24 pm
VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) is largely a very safe way to deliver. Depending on the type of cesarean section you had previously, you may be a candidate for VBAC. There is a small chance during VBAC that the old scar on your uterus will tear apart with contractions, which can result in fetal death, intra-abdominal bleeding, hysterectomy, or even maternal death. Although the consequences can be catastrophic, the chance of that happening is very small (usually quoted as less than 1%). If labor is induced, this chance increases depending on the method of induction used. The important thing about VBAC is that you should be fully aware of the risks before attempting it.
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