What We Have Learned About Trial of Labor After Cesarean Delivery from the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Cesarean Registry

Mark B. Landon*, William A. Grobman

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Abstract

The cesarean delivery rate in the United States has risen steadily over the past 5 decades such that approximately one in three women now undergo cesarean section. The rise in repeat operations and accompanying decline in trial of labor after cesarean (TOLAC) have been major contributors to this phenomenon. The appropriate use of TOLAC continues to be a topic of interest with the recognition that most women with a history of prior cesarean are candidates for trial of labor. The NICHD MFMU Network Cesarean Registry conducted from 1999 to 2002 provided contemporary data concerning the risks and benefits of TOLAC, which in turn have helped inform practitioners and women considering their options for childbirth following cesarean delivery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)281-286
Number of pages6
JournalSeminars in Perinatology
Volume40
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2016

Keywords

  • TOLAC
  • Uterine Rupture
  • VBAC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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