VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) is giving birth through your vagina after having had a C-section previously. VBAC is not for everyone. Certain conditions, including a high-risk uterine scar, might reduce your chances of VBAC and render the procedure ineffective. If you're contemplating VBAC, please discuss it with your doctor.
ADVANTAGES & EFFICACY
- A vaginal birth (which might include an assisted birth)
- A greater chance of an uncomplicated, normal birth in future pregnancies
- A shorter recovery and a shorter stay in the hospital
- Less abdominal pain after birth
- Avoiding surgery
- Easier breastfeeding
Is VBAC safe?
According to the American Pregnancy Association, about 80% of women in America who had previous C-sections had successful VBACs.
What is the risk factor for a uterine rupture if I had a previous C-section?
According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, a ruptured uterus is a danger to roughly 0.9% of women who have had a previous C-section. Only those who have had a prior C-section with a horizontal incision are eligible for this number.
What are the symptoms if I have a uterine rupture?
Blood loss, blood clots, bladder damage, and more.