Uterine Rupture and VBAC After a Cesarean Delivery

If you are considering a VBAC after a previous cesarean delivery, you may be wondering what you should know about uterine rupture. While it is a relatively rare complication, this condition is caused by the use of oxytocin during labour and not by pregnancy inductions. Read this article to learn more about uterine rupture. Ultimately, uterine rupture is a medical emergency, and a VBAC after a previous cesarean delivery is an option for many women.

uterine rupture is a serious complication of vaginal birth after a previous cesarean delivery

Uterine rupture is a complication that can lead to uncontrollable bleeding in the abdomen, or even to the baby or part of the placenta entering the abdominal cavity. If left untreated, it can even be life-threatening. The doctor will most likely perform a C-section to repair the uterus and save the baby. The doctor may also prescribe antibiotics to prevent infection. In some severe cases, a hysterectomy may be required.

It is rare

In 2008, researchers reported 1,000 HBACs, up from six-hundred in 1990 and six-hundred in 2003. This trend is likely a result of restrictions on VBAC in the hospital setting. In one study, 1,052 women underwent a VBAC, with an overall success rate of 87 percent. A total of twenty percent of women transferred to a hospital after the birth. A similar study, comparing home birth to hospital birth, found that fewer than a quarter of women with VBACs experienced uterine rupture after delivering their babies.

It is caused by oxytocin use during labour

The body’s release of oxytocin during labour is influenced by a number of factors, including the environment. For instance, stress and unfamiliarity can decrease oxytocin production. Conversely, safe and familiar situations can promote the release of oxytocin, facilitating the progress of labour. Oxytocin has several positive central actions. This article will discuss some of these effects.

It isn’t caused by pregnancy inductions

It is common for doctors to induce labour for a variety of reasons, such as an abnormal heart rate or not enough time for the baby to grow. But in some cases, doctors recommend inductions for reasons other than medical necessity, such as scheduling reasons or distance from the hospital. Regardless of the reasons, pregnancy inductions carry a number of risks, and experts generally recommend against them. Listed below are some of the disadvantages of inductions.

It isn’t caused by oxytocin use during labour

Pitocin, a hormone that can stimulate labour, has been used in the last few years. Pitocin isn’t a natural hormone, and is given in a drip. It has a similar effect to oxytocin, causing stronger, more frequent contractions. Pitocin, however, isn’t nearly as effective.