Vaginal Birth After Csection (VBAC) FAQs

Is it ever unsafe for a woman to have vaginal birth after C-section?

Vaginal birth after C-section (VBAC) isn't recommended for women who have had a vertical incision in the upper part the uterus, due to the risk of uterine rupture.

If I am going to have a vaginal birth after C-section, can I deliver the baby at my home?

A home delivery isn't safe when planning a vaginal birth after C-section (VBAC).  To ensure the safety of you and your baby, it is important to deliver at a facility equipped to handle an emergency C-section.

What are the benefits of vaginal birth after C-section?

There are many benefits to attempting vaginal birth after C-section. Recovery is quicker with a vaginal birth, compared to a C-section. Having a vaginal birth after C-section may allow you to hold and breastfeed your baby sooner than with a repeat C-section.

What is the likelihood I will have another C-section after attempting VBAC (vaginal birth after C-section)?

The success rate for vaginal birth after C-section (VBAC) is 75%, while 25% end up repeating a C-section.

Is it possible to have a vaginal birth after C-section?

Yes, depending on your baby’s position and your condition, there is a way to have a vaginal birth after C-section. Known as VBAC, vaginal birth after C-section is a possibility when conditions are right. Call today and ask Dr. Hill or Cynthia Daniels if you are a good candidate for vaginal birth after C-section.

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