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Definition of Vaginal birth after Cesarian section

Vaginal birth after Cesarian section: It was once the rule that, after a C-section, the next delivery also had to be by C-section. Now, vaginal delivery after Cesarian section (VBAC) is sometimes feasible. Age is one the factors that need to be considered, since women over 30 who try a vaginal delivery after a C-section are about three times more likely to have a uterine rupture than younger women.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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