Aug. 23, 2021

028 Uterine Rupture: Not so Scary

028 Uterine Rupture: Not so Scary

Why it's safe to have a VBAC even with everything we know about uterine rupture.


Uterine rupture is a complication of labor and delivery that is most often associated with women who are undergoing a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) or a trial of labor after cesarean (TOLAC).  

The incidence of uterine rupture is approximately 0.3 percent (300 ruptures per 100,000 deliveries) and in a hospital setting are associated with excellent outcomes in which the mother and baby are both unaffected.   In this episode, Dr. Abdelhak reviews why concern over uterine rupture (a rare event) should not prevent a woman from attempting a trial of labor after cesarean delivery if she so desires. 

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