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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2009;52(1):23-29.
Published online January 1, 2009.
Effective factor of vaginal birth after cesarean.
Su Jin Park, Yong Ho Lee, Kyoung A Kim, Sang Ki Hong, Su Kyung Baek, Ho Jun Lee
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Presbyterian Medical Center, Jeon-ju, Korea. mdainayo@hanmail.net
The aim of this study is to determine prognostic factor affecting the mode of delivery in women with one previous low transverse cesarean section by comparing success group with failure group in Vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). METHODS: In this retrospective study, 79 patients with one previous low transverse cesarean section who attempted vaginal birth at Jeon-Ju Jesus Presbyterian hospital from January 1, 1997 to December 31, 2007. Information was collected and analyzed to see if there is significant difference between success group and failure group in VBAC. and the significance was set at P<0.05. RESULTS: The VBAC success rate turned out to 88.6%. There was one case of uterine rupture which was associated with hypoxic -ischemic encephalopathy in neonate. But, there was no case of the fetal death or mother death. There were significant difference between two groups in gestational age, expected fetal body weight, cervical dilation, Bishop score, thickness of lower uterine segment. CONCLUSION: The prognostic factors on success of VBAC can be aid in deciding the mode of delivery after cesarean section. Patient being chosen under strict indication, can enhance the VBAC trial and success rate.
Key Words: VBAC

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