trial of labor


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trial of labor

Etymology: Fr, trier, to sort out; L, labor, work
childbirth in which there is doubt as to whether the head of the fetus will pass through the pelvic brim. The situation must be monitored and assessed carefully to avoid fetal or maternal distress.

trial of labor

Permitting labor to continue long enough to determine if normal vaginal birth appears to be possible, e.g., in vaginal birth after cesarean delivery.
See also: labor
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Increased success of trial of labor after previous vaginal birth after cesarean.
Comparison of maternal mortality and morbidity between trial of labor and elective cesarean section among women with previous cesarean delivery.
Oxytocin dose and the risk of uterine rupture in trial of labor after cesarean.
Two retrospective studies conducted in our country suggest success as high as 70-80% of trial of labor in patients with favourable parameters7.
There were no maternal deaths among women who chose trial of labor or repeat cesarean section in the studies included in this review.
After having a previous cesarean delivery (CD), women who subsequently become pregnant inevitably face the decision to undergo a repeat CD or attempt a trial of labor after cesarean (TOLAC).
Today, many women want to pursue a trial of labor after cesarean.
A trial of labor in cases of previous caesarean section is the way to reduce the overall caesarean section rate.
The MFMU cesarean Registry: factors affecting the trial of labor after previous cesarean delivery.
Conclusions: VBAC delivery rate is low in our set up and proper counseling for trial of labor and evaluation of the cases of women with prior cesarean section has been considered a key method of reducing the cesarean section rate.