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NIH VBAC panel finds VBAC safe

Today, a statement was released from the NIH VBAC consensus stating that evidence shows VBACs are a safe alternative to a repeat c-section. According to their statement: "Given the available evidence, TOL is a reasonable option for many pregnant women with a prior low transverse uterine incision." Additionally, "We are concerned that medico-legal considerations add to, as well as exacerbate, these barriers. Policymakers, providers, and other stakeholders must collaborate in the development and implementation of appropriate strategies to mitigate the chilling effect of the medico-legal environment on access to care"

The complete statement released by the panel can be found here: NIH VBAC Consensus statement

The post conference press release can be found here: NIH VBAC post conference press release

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