If you are pregnant again and your last baby was delivered via Caesarean (C-section), then you may have wondered if it’s possible to have a vaginal birth after a C-section (VBAC). While a vaginal birth after a C-section is possible for many women, there are several factors to consider beforehand with your doctor to determine if it’s right for you
Safety for you and your child should always be the number one priority. This is mentioned because a VBAC isn’t the safest option for every woman. For example, if you are trying to have a vaginal birth and you are at high risk, then it can put you and your baby at risk. Therefore, it is always best to speak to your doctor.
Dr. Ronald E. de la Peña is a board certified OB/GYN who specializes in VBACs. With over 30 years of experience, he is here to help you decide what’s best for you when you deliver your baby. To schedule an appointment with Dr. de la Peña, feel free to contact us today. We are here to help you throughout your pregnancy and delivery.
Vaginal births after a C-section are preferred for a number of reasons, including:
To find out if you’re a good candidate for a VBAC, it is best to consult with your doctor. Feel free to contact our highly experienced OB/GYN so we can help you determine the next best steps for your delivery.
While there are less risks associated with having a successful VBAC as opposed to having a repeated Caesarean delivery, an unsuccessful VBAC may have more complications. Some complications of an unsuccessful VBAC include:
If you are at risk for a ruptured uterus, then VBAC should not be tried.
If you would like to speak to our trusted and experienced OB/GYN to determine if VBAC is right for you, feel free to contact us to schedule a consultation! We will help you every step of the way.
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