Pregnant women who have previously given birth by C-section are having more difficulty finding doctors who will allow them to give birth vaginally. A growing medical community is rethinking policies around vaginal births after C-sections because it carries a risk of uterine rupture or a bursting of the C-section scar.
Doctors also are fearful of medical malpractice lawsuits in the small percentages of cases that go bad. Some doctors opine that the liabilities are too great to perform such procedures.
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