PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH

9 Pregnancy Myths That Might Surprise You - Myth 9

By Temma Ehrenfeld  @temmaehrenfeld
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November 09, 2017

Claim #9: Once you have a C-section, you can’t have a natural birth. 

 

Response: Mothers who have had C-sections should be evaluated for natural childbirth if they want it. The big risk is a ruptured uterus. Plus factors include a previous natural delivery, if you had a “low traverse” incision, and if the C-section was because the baby was in the wrong position, which needn’t occur again. Even women who have had more than one C-section may be candidates for natural childbirth.

 

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Updated:  

November 09, 2017

Reviewed By:  

Janet O’Dell, RN