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Vaginal delivery after caesarean section triples risk of uterine rupture

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 14 July 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:68
  1. Deborah Josefson
  1. 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 …

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