Birth Injuries

Uterine Rupture Risk Factors

Being that a previous C-Section can increase the risk [1] of a uterine rupture, below you will find additional risk factors associated with uterine rupture:

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Complete Uterine Scar

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Vaginal Birth Following A C-Section (VBAC): Women who have had a previous C-Section and opt for a VBAC carry a risk for having a uterine rupture. A particular type of C-Section can increase or lower the risk of a uterine rupture. For instance, the “classical” C-Section, in which the cut is made vertically up into the abdomen, can weaken the uterus. These cuts heighten the chance of a uterine rupture.

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Previous Uterine Rupture

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Uterine Trauma

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Abortion: The use of sharp instruments during the procedure

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Auto Collisions

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A Woman Who Is Assaulted (Assault & Battery)

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Gun Shots

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Labor Stimulation: Oxytocin

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Breech Delivery

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Post-Term Labor

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Multiple Babies (Twins, etc…)

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Obesity in Mother

When a uterine rupture is detected, babies have a small amount of time to be delivered [2] due to the mother’s bleeding, which can lead to a reduced level of blood and oxygen in the baby. If the doctors fail to notice and remove the baby in a reasonable amount of time, the baby can suffer a brain injury, or even death in some situations.

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