DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2320-1770.ijrcog20184945

Study of the causes of non-acceptance of VBAC in patients with previous one LSCS in a tertiary institution

Deepa B. Karmali, Guruprasad Pednekar, Ajit A. Nagarsenkar

Abstract


Background: Many women who are eligible candidates for a VBAC (Vaginal Birth after Caesarean) in the current pregnancy opt for a repeat LSCS (Lower Segment Caesarean Section) as a mode of delivery. We decided to evaluate the proportion of patients who opt out of a VBAC and to study the causality of this trend.

Methods: All patients who presented to the Dept. of OBG in our institution and were eligible to have a VBAC were included in the study till the sample size of 100 cases was met. Consultant opinion was sought prior to deciding the mode of delivery.

Results: Incidence of patients of previous one LSCS who were not willing for VBAC was 4%, out of total number of deliveries and 30.7%, out of all cases of patients with previous one LSCS. The reason for not opting for a VBAC in the current pregnancy in the majority of the eligible patients was the desire for a concurrent sterilization procedure. Others cited apprehension of a scar rupture or fear of labor pain or both as their primary reason for opting out of a VBAC.

Conclusions: The high incidence of ERC (Elective Repeat Caesarean) as compared to TOLAC (Trial of Labour after Caesarean) has long-term clinical and financial implications. Counseling given to the pregnant woman with an emphasis on the advantages of VBAC in order that she opts for a VBAC with confidence and enthusiasm is the only way forward.


Keywords


Caesarean section, Previous LSCS, VBAC refusal

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