Who can deliver VBAC?
Generally, ideal VBAC candidates are women who:
It’s also preferable that your prior cesarean delivery was performed due to a non-recurrent reason like fetal malposition in labor (breech) or fetal distress in labor. If you needed the cesarean section because of a potentially recurrent reason like a large baby or small pelvis, VBAC might be a challenge for your body.
VBAC also requires that your labor starts spontaneously by your due date. If your labor has to be induced, you could risk a uterine rupture if you don’t have another cesarean section.
All told, several factors go into deciding if VBAC delivery is right for you. We will talk through each of them with you, helping you make an educated decision that protects you and your baby.