Promotion of VBAC has been an area of interest since the 1950’s when the TOLAC trial emerged. We looked at rates in a tertiary referral centre, comparing the difference in VBAC rate among Para 1 (One previous LSCS) in 2011 and 2005. The results reveal a declining VBAC rate. The rate fell from 33.1% in 2005 to 23% in 2011.
In 2011, 56% had elective LSCS. Of those who laboured, 52% (n = 166) had VBAC, 47.6% (n = 151) had Emergency LSCS. This was in comparison to 2005: 42% had Elective LSCS. Of those who laboured, 56.2% (n = 189) had VBAC, 43.75% (n = 147) had Emergency LSCS.
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