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According to the Annals of Family Medicine, the amount of babies born via cesarean section has increased from 4.5% in 1965 to 26.1% in 2002 and nearly 40% of all cesarean sections are repeats. After an extensive literature review, results showed that patients need to be educated about the risks and benefits of vaginal delivery and cesarean delivery. It was also found that there needs to be policy changes to decrease the amount of cesarean sections done and increase the labor and delivery support without using interventions. Further study should be focused on morbidity and mortality very low birth weight neonates for women with previous cesarean sections that accounts for unplanned VBAC deliveries.



Faculty Advisor

Harvey Davis, Ph.D.

Publication Date

Spring 2016


San Rafael, CA


C-section, Cesarean, VBAC, Labor and Delivery, L&D


Family Medicine | Family Practice Nursing | Female Urogenital Diseases and Pregnancy Complications | Health and Physical Education | Interprofessional Education | Maternal, Child Health and Neonatal Nursing | Nursing Midwifery | Obstetrics and Gynecology