A trial labor after C-section and possible complications can present many issues from a medical legal standpoint. One reason for us to dig further into these issues is because of follow up questions after a previous video and educational article dealing with VBAC (vaginal birth after c-section). As birth injury attorneys advising families as to the cause of their baby’s traumatic brain injury at birth, like HIE, or hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, it is critical for us to understand where issues can arise when complications arise from a trial labor after c-section.


What Is A Trial Labor After C-Section?


A trial labor after c-section is exactly what the name refers to, as it occurs when labor is attempted following a previous c-section. Before getting too deep into the substance of this post, it is always a good idea to speak with you doctor and medical professionals about whether this course of action is good for you and your baby. Certain risk factors and increase the chance of possible complications, like a uterine rupture, associated with a trial labor after c-section. Some of the risk factors are the following:

  • More than one previous scar
  • induction of labor
  • a short interdelivery interval
  • a history of postpartum fever during a previous cesarean


Trial Labor After C-Section And Possible Complications


As mentioned above, a uterine rupture is a serious complication that is possible. Uterine ruptures create an emergency in the delivery room because of the possibility of hemorrhaging. Hemorrhaging is not only a threat to mom, but it also poses a threat to baby. This is because if mom is losing blood, especially rapidly, this can impact the blood and oxygen flow to the baby.


HIE is a medical condition that occurs when there is a reduction in blood and oxygen which can lead a baby to suffering a brain injury. In some cases, when complications arise with a trial labor after c-section, like a uterine rupture, babies can suffer from a traumatic brain injury like HIE. Therefore, doctors and nurses must pay close attention to mother and baby when a trial labor after c-section is attempted.


To speak with me further about these issues I invite you to call me at my contact information below. I speak with families like yours all the time about traumatic brain injuries like HIE and I would be happy to listen to your baby’s story.


Marcus B. Boston, Esq.

Boston Law Group, LLC

9701 Apollo Dr. Suite 100

Largo, Maryland 20774



1-833-4 BABY HELP


Marcus Boston is a Maryland medical malpractice attorney who helps people navigate the Maryland childbirth injury and medical malpractice process to get money for their injuries caused by the carelessness of doctors and hospitals. BLG handles cases in Prince George’s County, Baltimore City, Montgomery County, Howard County, Anne Arundel County, and all other Maryland Counties. blgesq.com