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Due to a rise in cesarean sections since the 1970s, the American College of Gynecology has acted to reduce unnecessary cesarean deliveries. In 2017, ACOG released clinical management guidelines for vaginal birth after cesarean delivery (VBAC), including a nomogram to predict VBAC success. This nomogram, developed by Grobman et al. (2007), explored factors impacting VBAC success for delivery at term for a singleton pregnancy. While the presence of diabetes was evaluated in the study, it was not found to be a significant factor in predicting outcome. This study will take a more detailed look at if pre-existing diabetes impacts a woman’s VBAC success.
vaginal birth after cesarean, diabetes mellitus
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Randall E, Taylor R, Becker S, Alpay-Savasan Z. VBAC success in women with diabetes mellitus Types I + II: A Pilot study. Poster presented at: Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine Embark Capstone Colloquium; 2022 May 2; Rochester Hills, MI.