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VBAC as safe as 1st vaginal birth!

Posted by mjacobs on 21 Mar 2012 at 19:33 GMT

These data demonstrate that for the elements of composite morbidity related to labor (low 5-APGAR, cord pH, seizures) VBAC is as safe as published data for vaginal delivery in nulliparas. This is good news for women choosing VBAC. Elective CS is somewhat safer, no surprise. A logical extension of these data would be to section all women to avoid the irreducibly small risk of birth asphyxia associated with labor.

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