Chapter 84. Vaginal Birth after Cesarean Section

  1. John T. Queenan MD Professor Chairman Emeritus2,
  2. John C. Hobbins MD Professor of Obstetrics3 and
  3. Catherine Y. Spong MD Chief4
  1. James R. Scott MD

Published Online: 30 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444312904.ch84

Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition

Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Scott, J. R. (2005) Vaginal Birth after Cesarean Section, in Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition (eds J. T. Queenan, J. C. Hobbins and C. Y. Spong), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444312904.ch84

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 3257 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA

  2. 3

    University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 4200 East 9th Avenue, B-198, Denver, CO 80262, USA

  3. 4

    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Center for Developmental Biology and Perinatal Medicine, Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch, National Institutes of Health, 6100 Executive Bivd, Bethesda, MD 20892-7510, USA

Author Information

  1. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 423 Wakara Way, Suite 201, Salt Lake City, UT 84108-1242, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 9 SEP 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405125796

Online ISBN: 9781444312904

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Keywords:

  • vaginal birth after cesarean section (VBAC);
  • prelabor counseling;
  • spontaneous labor;
  • potential contraindications;
  • decision for TOL versus repeat cesarean;
  • management of labor and delivery;
  • complication of VBAC - rupture of uterine scar

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Prelabor Counseling

  • Management of Labor and Delivery

  • Uterine Rupture

  • Diagnosis

  • Treatment

  • Conclusions

  • Suggested Reading