Current concepts regarding vaginal birth after cesarean delivery

Anthony O. Odibo, George A. Macones

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Abstract

Purpose of review: To review the current literature on vaginal birth after cesarean delivery efficacy and safety. Recent findings: There are two major themes in current vaginal birth after cesarean delivery research. The first is continued work on the short-term safety, including maternal events such as uterine rupture and perinatal death. The second theme focuses on identifying predictors for success and failure. Summary: Current information suggests that the rate of major maternal and neonatal complications with vaginal birth after cesarean delivery is low, and this option should be offered to women with a single prior low transverse cesarean. Future research should focus on an evaluation of both short-term and long-term consequences of vaginal birth after cesarean delivery compared with elective repeat cesarean section.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)479-482
Number of pages4
JournalCurrent Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume15
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2003

Keywords

  • Cesarean delivery
  • Prediction
  • Risks
  • Vaginal birth

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