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Why do doctors recommend C-section for second birth to women who have 3rd or 4th degree tears in first birth?

From the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists’ The Management of Third- and Fourth-Degree Perineal Tears Green-top Guideline No. 29 June 2015 (updated link): The reported rate of OASIS (...
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Are postpartum home (not chlorinated) baths more harmful or hurtful to vaginal childbirth recovery?

For this specific question, I am ONLY referring to baths taken either in a facility or home that are for hygiene purposes ONLY: For this question, please disregard information regarding chlorinated/...
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Risks for VBAC vs repeat Cesarean

When discussing a possible vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), healthcare professionals often cite the risk of uterine rupture during VBAC as a motivation for repeat Cesarean. This is however only ...
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Outcomes after uterine rupture

There are several sources that list the uterine rupture rate during attempted vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) as <=1%. But what happens after that? Stated another way, in the case of a ...
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Are there time limits on when epidurals can be administered?

I'm not sure if this would be a hospital policy thing or a medical thing. Is it possible to get an epidural at 9cm or does it have to be administered earlier on?
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Why are obgyns generally hesitant to do VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean sections) births? Do previous c-sections impose added risks?

I've heard that if a woman/mother, for whatever reason, has a caesarean section (c-section), all the subsequent births thereafter most likely will be done via a c-section. Is this true? Why or why not?...
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Can a pregnant woman in a coma still be able to give a vaginal birth? Will her body instinctively contract?

Assuming a pregnant lady who is in a comatose state is in the hospital and hooked to IV's and such (and under the watchful eye of the doctor), would her body instinctively contract to the degree where ...
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Is it possible for a human to perform vaginal delivery without labor? Is there a name for such practice? [duplicate]

In obstetrics there is a notion of a delivery without labor via c-section under anasthesia. Is there a practice of vaginal delivery under anasthesia?
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