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But other reasons for the rise in cesarean deliveries, including the readings from a fetal monitor, are less clear-cut.
But for a pregnancy following a cesarean, there was a 17 percent increased probability of miscarriage and a 27 percent increased probability of stillbirth.
And women who have one cesarean, which weakens the uterine wall, are more likely to have a second or third rather than risk a uterine rupture during subsequent labor and delivery.
She was given an emergency cesarean, but the 24-week-old baby and the mother died after surgery.
Experts agree that scaling back cesareans is a difficult task.
Life-saving cesareans, in which the mother's abdomen and womb are cut open and her baby is removed rather than birth through the vaginal canal, are generally performed when mother or child is experiencing an emergency condition.
Yet women who were having a cesarean rarely wore the inflatable cuffs on their legs that most patients wear during surgery to prevent clots from forming.
Proponents of excluding VBAC moms from midwives' scope of practice say that trying for a vaginal birth after a cesarean poses too many risks for an out-of-hospital birth setting.
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