Indian Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Research


Outcome of labour following previous lower segment caesarean section


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Author Details: Umbardand Shashikant M, Haseena S

Volume : 4

Issue : 4

Online ISSN : 2394-2754

Print ISSN : 2394-2746

Article First Page : 427

Article End Page : 431


Abstract

Introduction: Vaginal delivery following a previous caesarean section has proved to be safe. But the question is not whether a women can deliver vaginally following caesarean but rather the criteria that should be applied and rigidly adhered in order to follow her to progress in labour and attempt successful vaginal delivery without any maternal or fetal complication.
Materials and Method: In present study, a total of 150 cases of previous caesarean section were studied during study period. In women who were booked in the antenatal clinic, routine investigations like haemoglobin percentage, uterine examination, blood grouping Rh typing, blood VDRL and ultrasound scanning were done. These women were admitted to the hospital near term or 10 days prior to the expected date of delivery.
Results: Majority of cases undergoing caesarean section belonged to the age 20-30 years. Out of 150 cases 123 patients delivered vaginally there by the incidence of vaginal delivery is 82%. Thus, success rate of VBAC was 82%.
Conclusion: The results from the series confirm the held belief that a history of vaginal delivery following a caesarean section ensures another vaginal delivery.

Keywords:
VBAC, LSCS, Scardehiscence, Threatened rupture