Vaginal delivery after cesarean section

Geoffrey A. Morewood, Mary J. O’Sullivan, John McConney

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A 10 year review of 276 patients who had 423 pregnancies after a lower segment transverse primary cesarean section is presented. Of these, 42.5% underwent elective repeat section and 57.5% were allowed a trial of labor. Subsequently, 70.4% of the latter delivered vaginally, for an overall 40.4% vaginal delivery rate after cesarean section. No scar ruptures and no maternal mortalities occurred. The purpose of this review was to determine whether there is a place for vaginal delivery after cesarean section. While it has been shown that vaginal delivery after cesarean section is a safe procedure, these patients should be selected carefully.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)589-595
Number of pages7
JournalObstetrics and gynecology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1973

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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