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Birth after cesarean section

Milos Veleminsky, Milos Veleminsky, Martina Piskorzova, Martina Baskova, Valerie Tothova, Pravoslav Stransky

Med Sci Monit 2011; 17(2): CR97-103

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.881394


Background:    The number of incoming expectant women who have previously experienced cesarean section has increased. This work sought to find the frequency and connections between vaginal deliveries, cesarean sections, and iterative cesarean sections from 2004 to 2008.
    Material/Methods:    In all, 828 women with previous cesarean sections were included. From this group, 8282 vaginal deliveries were performed. During these years, 828 women had a history of the cesarean section; in these women, iterative cesarean sections were indicated. To evaluate knowledge of educational material designed for women being prepared for the iterative delivery, we used information compiled on experience from 2002 to 2003; the same approach was used to evaluate the nursing process on interventions and diagnoses of cesarean sections.
    Results:    From 2004 to 2008, 11 279 deliveries were performed in the Perinatological Center in České Budějovice; this was significant (P<.001). The same result was obtained in the relation for the total number of deliveries and those performed by the iterative cesarean section. The number of iterative cesarean sections in women who had already experienced the cesarean section (828) and delivered by cesarean section again is 620. Other data were not significant. Only 2 to 3 pregnancies next to the first cesarean section were statistically significant in 2004 and 2005.
    Conclusions:    If a trial of labor after cesarean does not proceed to vaginal birth, the woman will need support and encouragement to express feelings about another cesarean birth.

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