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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, MD
- Review Date: 05/2014
- Update Date: 05/28/2014