What is VBAC? Vaginal Birth after Cesarean You don’t necessarily have to give birth via repeat C-section. We believe in providing you with the type of birth experience you desire. If you want to give birth to your baby naturally, talk with us about vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). While VBAC isn’t right for everyone, If it’s an option our dedicated team is more than happy to explore this with you. We can help you determine if you’re a good candidate for this type of birthing experience. We strive to empower our expecting mothers or couples in our care. We will take the time to discuss this option with you so you can make the right choice for your baby and your body.
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Who can deliver VBAC?

Generally, ideal VBAC candidates are women who:

  • Had no more than two previous cesareans
  • A prior cesarean uterine incision that was performed in low transverse fashion
  • No history of other uterine surgeries/scars from other non-cesarean surgeries
  • A history of prior vaginal delivery or prior successful VBAC
  • Babies with a fetal weight of 9 pounds or less

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.

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