Maternal and newborn outcomes after a prior cesarean birth by planned mode of delivery and history of prior vaginal birth in British Columbia - May 2016

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  1. To understand the nature of risks, life threatening and non-life threatening, that can be measured using routinely collected data in association with planned vaginal birth after a previous cesarean section.
  2. To compare absolute and relative risks of adverse maternal and newborn outcomes among women planning vaginal vs. cesarean birth after one or two previous cesarean sections.
  3. To compare rates of attempted VBAC and subsequent vaginal birth rates among eligible women in BC and Ontario.
  4. To consider information relevant to shared and informed decision-making for women and their providers.