Monday, December 8, 2008

New research shows labor prior to primary c/s reduces risk of uterine rupture

Recently released in ACOG's Green Journal is a new study that examines the effects of labor prior to cesarean in relation to uterine rupture. The study found the following:

Labor before the primary cesarean delivery can decrease the risk of uterine rupture in a subsequent trial of labor. A history of primary cesarean delivery preceded by spontaneous labor is favorable for VBAC.

Read more here.

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