Counseling women with a previous cesarean birth: toward a shared decision-making partnership.

@article{Cox2014CounselingWW,
  title={Counseling women with a previous cesarean birth: toward a shared decision-making partnership.},
  author={Kim J Cox},
  journal={Journal of midwifery & women's health},
  year={2014},
  volume={59 3},
  pages={237-45}
}
Pregnant women who had a previous cesarean birth must choose whether to have a repeat cesarean or to attempt a vaginal birth. Many of these women are candidates for a trial of labor. Current practice guidelines recommend that women should be thoroughly counseled during prenatal care about the benefits and harms of both a trial of labor after cesarean (TOLAC) and an elective repeat cesarean delivery and be offered the opportunity to make an informed decision about mode of birth in collaboration… CONTINUE READING
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