Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) 

When you have had a previous cesarean birth you two choice for how to give birth again: elective repeat cesarean birth or a planned vaginal birth. There are risks and benefits to both choices and only you can decide which type  of birth is best for you and your family.  

“If I don’t know my options, I don’t have any”~Diana Korte

In a 2010 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) practice bulletin, it was concluded that a trial of labor after cesarean (TOLAC) is a safe and appropriate option for most women who desire a VBAC.

“Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers~strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength” ~Barbara  Katz Rothman

Benefits of VBAC include:

  • No surgery
  • Shorter recovery period
  • Less risk of infection
  • Less blood loss
  • Benefit to future deliveries as complications increase with each additional cesarean

Risks of VBAC include:

  • Need for repeat cesarean birth
  • Complications of cesarean birth
  • Uterine rupture (0.7 – 0.9% incidence)

If you are interested in your options for VBAC please contact the us to arrange for a consultation with the midwife. Together you will review your previous pregnancy(ies) and birth(s), and discuss your options for an out of hospital VBAC.

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