trial of labor after cesarean delivery

tri·al of la·bor af·ter ce·sar·e·an de·liv·er·y

(trī'ăl lā'bŏr af'tĕr se-zar'ē-ăn dĕ-liv'ĕ-rē)
The attempt to deliver vaginally after a cesarean section; carries some risk of rupture of the uterine scar.
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Trial of labor after cesarean delivery (TOLAC) results in a successful birth in 60%-80% of cases, sparing mothers from major abdominal surgery and reducing the risk of hemorrhage, thromboses, and infection, the authors of the practice bulletin wrote.
How risky is a trial of labor after cesarean delivery for uterine rupture and other patient-oriented outcomes?
A prospective, 4-year observational study conducted at 19 academic medical centers under the auspices of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network compared the outcomes of 17,898 women undergoing a trial of labor after cesarean delivery with those of 15,801 women having elective repeat cesarean.
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