NATURAL BIRTH AFTER C-SECTION

CAN I DELIVER AFTER A C-SECTION DELIVERY?

A Common Obstetrics Question

GIVING BIRTH AFTER A CESAREAN SECTION

You should talk with your family physician if you want to pursue a vaginal delivery after previously enduring a C-section. Your physician knows your situation best and can speak with you about your options.

What is VBAC?

The term used when describing this in the medical community is VBAC (pronounced V-Back). It stands for Vaginal Birth After Cesarean. On average, about 60 – 80% of women who have undergone C-sections and want to deliver vaginally are good candidates for VBAC.

What happens during a VBAC?

If you and your doctor decide to attempt VBAC, you will be doing a trial of labor or a TOLAC. A Trial Of Labor After Cesarean is the attempt to have a vaginal birth after cesarean delivery. During your trial labor, a surgical team is put on stand-by just in case you need them.

Compared to a planned cesarean delivery, a successful TOLAC resulting in a VBAC has many benefits compared to delivering via another scheduled C-section.

What are the benefits of VBAC?

Doctors Who Deliver at Richland Hospital

  • Dr. David May
  • Dr. Christine Richards
  • Dr. Andrew Wright
  • Dr. Peter Lamble
  • Dr. Edward Zarczynki

Doctors Specially Trained to Perform C-Sections

  • Dr. Andrew Wright
  • Dr. Peter Lamble
  • Dr. Edward Zarczynki

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