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Women may prefer vaginal birth for a natural experience and faster recovery. At the same time, some opt for a repeat cesarean due to safety concerns such as uterine rupture or medical conditions that make vaginal delivery unsafe.
Pregnant women who choose vaginal birth after a previous cesarean is at a higher risk of needing pelvic floor surgery than those with another cesarean. The risk of surgery for pelvic organ prolapse is three times higher and double for urinary incontinence in those who plan a vaginal birth.
The authors hope their research will provide useful information for women with previous cesarean sections when making future birth choices.
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