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(Spontaneous Uterine Rupture; Uterine Scar Disruption)
|Female Reproductive Organs|
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- Prior rupture
- Abnormal uterine structure
- Previous uterine surgery, including cesarean section
- Use of labor-inducing drugs
- Delivering post-term
- Currently having an enlarged uterus, such as carrying more than one baby or having too much amniotic fluid
- Sudden abdominal pain
- Vaginal bleeding
- Slowing or stopping of contractions
The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists http://www.acog.org
American Pregnancy Association http://www.americanpregnancy.org
The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada http://www.sogc.org
Women's Health http://www.womenshealthmatters.ca
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Vaginal birth after previous cesarean delivery. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Practice Bulletin, No. 115. August 2010. Reaffirmed 2013.
Trial of vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://dynamed.ebscohost.com/about/about-us. Updated April 22. 2013. Accessed June 5, 2013.
Kaczmarczyk M, Sparén P, et al. Risk factors for uterine rupture and neonatal consequences of uterine rupture: a population-based study of successive pregnancies in Sweden. BJOG. 2007;114(10):1208-1214.
- Reviewer: Andrea Chisholm; Brian Randall, MD
- Review Date: 06/2013
- Update Date: 05/11/2013