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Repeat cesarean delivery

Vincenzo Berghella, MD
Section Editor
Charles J Lockwood, MD, MHCM
Deputy Editor
Vanessa A Barss, MD, FACOG


Over 90 percent of United States women who undergo cesarean delivery have a repeat procedure in subsequent pregnancies and approximately one-third of cesarean deliveries in the United States are repeat operations [1]. Issues specific to repeat cesarean delivery will be discussed here. Primary cesarean delivery, issues common to both primary and repeat cesareans, and trial of labor after a previous cesarean delivery (TOLAC) are reviewed separately.

(See "Choosing the route of delivery after cesarean birth".)

(See "Cesarean delivery: Preoperative issues".)

(See "Cesarean delivery: Technique".)

(See "Cesarean delivery: Postoperative issues".)


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