RisksBy Mayo Clinic Staff
VBAC poses potentially serious risks, including:
June 12, 2015
- Failed attempt at labor. Labor can results in a repeat C-section.
- Uterine rupture. Rarely, the uterus might tear open along the scar line from a prior C-section. If your uterus ruptures, an emergency C-section is needed to prevent life-threatening complications, including heavy bleeding and infection for the mother and brain damage for the baby. In some cases, the uterus might need to be removed (hysterectomy) to stop the bleeding. If your uterus is removed, you won't be able to get pregnant again.
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