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what is rupturing of the uterus wall?

My moms friend is having a baby and has a scheduled c-section on the 16th of September because of previous abnormal pregnancies, or something like that

Her first due date was on October 31st, then September 23rd now she's scheduled onn the 16th.. All because of the fear of rupturing? IDK

Whats is rupturing of the uterus wall mean?


Asked by Dom123123 at 10:09 PM on Sep. 9, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • A uterine rupture is a tear in the wall of the uterus, most often at the site of a previous c-section incision. In a complete rupture, the tear goes through all layers of the uterine wall and the consequences can be dire for mother and baby. Fortunately, these ruptures are relatively rare events — exceedingly rare for women who've never had a c-section, a previous rupture, or other uterine surgery. The vast majority of uterine ruptures occur during labor, but they can also happen during pregnancy.

    Answer by JoyandLove at 10:15 PM on Sep. 9, 2009

  • That mean when the uterus tears open.


    Answer by louise2 at 10:12 PM on Sep. 9, 2009

  • They wouldn't take the baby early if it wasn't medically necessary. If there appears to be some thinning of the wall where there were prior problems, it may be safer to deliver now than before it tears and it becomes a life-threatening event. It's good that she's being followed so closely and they are helping her to avoid such problems.

    Answer by halfpint_ny at 10:17 PM on Sep. 9, 2009

  • i have a split uterus(heart shaped) i have also had 2 c-section...because of the split they need to do a c-section for every pregnancy becuase my uterus can tear open and i can bleed to death an die....they feel safer doing a c-section...and i lik knowing when ill have my baby

    Answer by Mamaof2boys0709 at 10:31 PM on Sep. 9, 2009