What is a Uterine Rupture?

Uterine rupture is a medical emergency where mom's uterus rips open along the line of a prior cesarean section scar.  Uterine rupture is diagnosed in most cases by pain in mom's abdomen which can be severe and an alteration in the babies heart rate as seen on the fetal monitor.
A uterine rupture is a medical emergency requiring an immediate cesarean section.