What Is Uterine Rupture?
What Is Uterine Rupture?A uterine rupture is a serious event during childbirth, as it presents an emergency in the delivery room. Not only is a uterine rupture life-threatening and dangerous to mother, it is also life-threatening and dangerous to baby. When the uterine wall is compromised, a uterine rupture occurs. In some instances, a partial breach of the uterine wall will occur whereas in other instances there can be a complete breach of the uterine wall. The area of focus during a uterine rupture is the myometrial wall. With a complete rupture, the contents of the uterus spill over into the body. If the rupture is where the uterus and placenta meet, then the baby can have a reduced level of blood and oxygen. This can then lead to fetal hypoxia.
How Will Doctors Know If A Uterine Rupture Is Present?Uterine ruptures generally occur early in labor. Women who are delivering by vaginal birth following a previous C-Section must be monitored closely. One of the first signs of a uterine rupture may present with abnormalities in the baby’s heart rate. In addition, mother may experience severe abdominal pain, rapid pulse, shock, and vaginal bleeding. The following are a list of factors which can lead to a uterine rupture:
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