Uterine rupture happens if the wall of the uterus tears during labour. There is a greater risk of a rupture for women who have had a prior C-section, numerous previous births or if the baby is in the breech position. It can also be caused when doctors use medications, like Pitocin or oxytocin, to induce labour. If doctors do not properly diagnose or treat uterine rupture, a mother can suffer severe bleeding. The baby may face cerebral palsy, brain damage or developmental delays. In the worst cases, the mother and baby may die.