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Old 12-06-2011, 07:17 AM - Thread Starter
 
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"Did you know that a woman who is VBACing has the same risk of rupture as a woman who is being induced with pitocin, having never had a c-section?  The women who are asking for VBACs are being told it's too dangerous -- they might rupture and kill their babies.  But we NEVER hear of women being told about the risk of rupture when they are induced with pitocin.  Never.  Both carry a risk of less than 1%." 

 

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Also, my understanding is that the rupture rate is true of VBACs with pitocin, cervidil, or cytotec (especially cytotec), not non-augmented VBACs. There's actually a hospital out here who will induce VBACs!!!!!


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Itsy~  I would love to share this information with all of my clients!!!!!!  But, I went to the link and those stats are just posted in a blog-- do you know where I can find the study????


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sorry- i just forwarded that and didnt follow the links- maybe email the blog writer? shrug.gif


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Itsy~ I'll try that. I like to be really accurate about the stats I'm throwing around because of the health care providers I work with.  And, I've never heard that stat before and I've worked in birth for the last 10 years so it makes me a little leary of where it's coming from.


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Update~  A number have people have commented on her blog asking her to post a link to where she is getting that stat and she hasn't posted anything yet.  I'm guessing there aren't any to back that up because if there where I would be touting it all the time!

 

Here is what one poster said:

 

While it's true that both carry a risk of less than 1%, from what I have found, they are not "the same risk". This link discusses multiple studies and says, "the modern rate of unscarred uterine rupture during pregnancy is 0.012% (1 of 8,434)", and a few pages later in the article, it says that the rate of UR in a spontaneous TOLAC is 0.45% -- still less than 1%, but 40x the risk of rupture in an unscarred uterus.

I just think it's really important to clear up things like this.  I find people at work all the time beleiving whatever they read on the internet.  Without checking their sources, etc and it leads parents to making very bad decisions.


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