Are women having a vaginal birth after a previous caesarean delivery at increased risk of anal sphincter injury?

@article{Hehir2014AreWH,
  title={Are women having a vaginal birth after a previous caesarean delivery at increased risk of anal sphincter injury?},
  author={Mark P. Hehir and Myra Fitzpatrick and Michael Cassidy and Magnus Murphy and Colm O'Herlihy},
  journal={BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology},
  year={2014},
  volume={121 12},
  pages={1515-20}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the incidence of obstetric anal sphincter injury in women who had a successful vaginal birth after a previous caesarean delivery (VBAC). DESIGN Retrospective analysis of prospectively gathered data. SETTING A tertiary referral university institution. POPULATION All secundiparous women with a previous caesarean delivery who had a VBAC from 2001 to 2011. METHODS Details of maternal demographics, intrapartum characteristics and outcomes were examined in cases of VBAC… CONTINUE READING
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