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Reasons for a Cesarean Section -- Previous Scar From A Cesarean Birth

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Now that you have an understanding of the normal anatomy of pregnancy, let's talk about your situation. You have already had a c-section at least once before, and may be choosing to have one again.
While some women who have had at least one cesarean delivery can have a vaginal delivery, it is not recommended for everyone. This depends on where the scar from the previous c-section is on the uterus. For example, a vertical scar on the upper part of the uterus has a greater chance of rupturing than those located on the lower part of the uterus.
For women who have a vertical c-section scar that extends into the upper part of the uterus, having a planned C-section helps reduce the possibility of the uterus rupturing.
It is important to know that even if you plan a c-section, the uterus can still rupture before labor even begins.

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