Aaron B. Caughey, MD, MPP, MPH, PhD, is an associate professor in residence, maternal-fetal medicine specialist, perinatal epidemiologist, and health economist in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the University of California–San Francisco, San Francisco, CA. His research interests include risk communication and contextualization of risk related to term pregnancy complications, prenatal diagnosis, and vaginal birth after cesarean.
Informed Consent for a Vaginal Birth After Previous Cesarean Delivery
Article first published online: 24 DEC 2010
2009 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health
Volume 54, Issue 3, pages 249–253, May-June 2009
How to Cite
Caughey, A. B. (2009), Informed Consent for a Vaginal Birth After Previous Cesarean Delivery. Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health, 54: 249–253. doi: 10.1016/j.jmwh.2009.02.010
- Issue published online: 24 DEC 2010
- Article first published online: 24 DEC 2010
M.L. is a gravida 2, para 1 being seen for an initial prenatal visit. She is requesting midwifery care and wants to have a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). Her previous pregnancy was uncomplicated. She had a cesarean delivery for failure to progress at 8 cm with a fetus in a persistent occiput posterior (OP) position 3 years ago. Her son was born with Apgar scores of 8 and 9. He weighed 7 lb. 9 oz at birth. M.L. did not have any signs of infection during the postpartum period and she went home with her son on postpartum day 4.