Researchers in New York have found that candidates for trial of labor after a cesarean (TOLAC) and for elective repeat c-section (ERCS) appear to know little regarding their risks and benefits associated with the chosen mode of delivery. When patients perceived that their provider had a preference for ERCS, few chose TOLAC. Most women chose TOLAC if it was the preference of their provider.

Abstract: American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, June 13, 2012 (online).