Vaginal delivery after caesarean section triples risk of uterine ruptureBMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7304.68 (Published 14 July 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:68
- Deborah Josefson
- San Francisco
Women who have a vaginal delivery after a caesarean section face three times the risk of uterine rupture than those who have a second caesarean section, a new report has said (New England Journal of Medicine 2001;345:3-8).
The study bolsters the old adage, “Once a caesarean section, always a caesarean section.” Moreover, the risk of rupture was five times greater …