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The effect of induced abortion on the risks and outcome of a trial of labor after a previous cesarean birth.
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PMID:  3241315     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Sixty-one women with previous cesarean deliveries who received prenatal care at Boston City Hospital or one of the neighborhood health centers affiliated with its obstetrical service elected to undergo a trial of labor (TOL) and attempt a vaginal birth after a cesarean (VBAC). Overall, 70 percent of these women achieved a vaginal delivery. When women who gave a history of a previous induced abortion were examined as a separate subgroup, they were able to achieve a vaginal birth not significantly different from those women in the overall group. There were no instances of uterine scar dehiscence or rupture in the series, leading to the conclusion that induced abortion, whether it occurs before or after the primary cesarean, is not a contraindication to a trial of labor with subsequent pregnancies.
K C Edelin; D Oellerich; J R Larrieux
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the National Medical Association     Volume:  80     ISSN:  0027-9684     ISO Abbreviation:  J Natl Med Assoc     Publication Date:  1988 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-05-19     Completed Date:  1989-05-19     Revised Date:  2010-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503090     Medline TA:  J Natl Med Assoc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  993-5     Citation Subset:  IM; J    
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Induced*
Cesarean Section*
Prospective Studies
Risk Factors
Trial of Labor*
Uterine Rupture / etiology

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