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Uterine Rupture

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by Walsh B

(Spontaneous Uterine Rupture; Uterine Scar Disruption)



If you have one or more risk factors for uterine rupture, develop a thorough birth and complication plan with your doctor.
In many cases, women who delivered a previous baby via cesarean section can attempt a vaginal delivery (VBAC). If you decide to deliver vaginally after a cesarean, your baby will need constant fetal monitoring . You should only deliver the baby in a facility where emergency surgery is available. Talk with your doctor about the best delivery plan for you.


The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

American Pregnancy Association



The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada

Women's Health



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