Vaginal delivery after cesarean section

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

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Abstract

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
Volume42
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1973

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  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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    Morewood, G. A., O’Sullivan, M. J., & McConney, J. (1973). Vaginal delivery after cesarean section. Obstetrics and gynecology, 42(4), 589-595. https://doi.org/10.1097/00006250-197310000-00018