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Baby Bump: Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Sections


C-sections have been on the rise with many moms-to-be opting to schedule their deliveries, but if these women are planning on broadening their brood — they might want to think again.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2005, 30.2 percent of all live births in the United States were cesarean deliveries.

A new study conducted at Case Western Reserve University suggests that women who have one vaginal birth after a c-section, also know as a VBAC, may be more successful in having subsequent deliveries without going under the knife. To see what the study found, read more.

A Reuters article about the study said:

In contrast, the investigators note, repeated cesarean deliveries are associated with higher risks of complications like placenta accreta (when the placenta implants too far into the uterus) and trauma to internal organs in the mother, as well as more frequent hysterectomies and blood transfusions.

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