Trial of labor after cesarean

William Grobman*, Emily Miller

*Corresponding author for this work

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Counseling women on attempting a TOLAC versus undergoing a repeat cesarean requires both an understanding of predictors of vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) as well as recognition of risk factors for uterine rupture. Consequences of either choice, both on the index pregnancy and throughout the reproductive lifespan, influence the decision to undergo a TOLAC. Because of the unique management concerns for a woman with a prior cesarean, obstetric providers should be familiar with the particulars of antenatal and intrapartum care of a woman undergoing a trial of labor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationManagement of Labor and Delivery
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherWiley Blackwell
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9781118327241
ISBN (Print)9781118268643
StatePublished - Oct 27 2015


  • Cesarean delivery
  • Cesarean section
  • Trial of labor after cesarean
  • Uterine rupture
  • Uterine scar
  • Vaginal birth after cesarean

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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