The term trial of labor after a cesarean section refers to the attempt or trial of labor in women who have had a previous cesarean delivery regardless of the outcome. Vaginal birth after cesarean section is used to describe those who have had a vaginal delivery after a trial of labor. Success of vaginal delivery is dependent on determining and assessing those who are appropriate candidates. Good candidates for planned trial of labor are patients where risks and benefits are balanced. There is an approximately 1% risk of uterine rupture in women with previous low transverse cesarean scar. In patients with previous vertical or T shaped scar or patients with more than one previous cesarean delivery, risks may outweigh the benefits of trial of labor. The doctors at Advanced Ob/Gyn will discuss whether you are a good candidate for trial of labor after cesarean section during your prenatal care.
Call 713-465-5966 for your first obstetrical visit, so the doctors can discuss this important topic, depending on your pregnancy history.