Is VBAC less painful?
While a VBAC is much less painful, it is not completely pain free.
Is a vaginal birth after a C-section possible?
Yes, a vaginal birth after a C-section is possible for many women; however, it is not a good idea for all women. It is best to consult with your OB/GYN to determine if a VBAC is best for you.
Why are VBACs preferred?
Vaginal births after a C-section are preferred for a number of reasons, including:
If I'm at risk of a ruptured uterus, can I have a VBAC?
If you're at risk of a ruptured uterus, it is in your best interest to not have a VBAC, as the repercussions can be life-threatening to you and your fetus. It is always best to speak with your OB/GYN about what is best for you.
What are the risks of a VBAC?
While there are less risks associated with having a successful VBAC as opposed to having a repeated cesarean delivery, an unsuccessful VBAC may have even more complications. Some complications of an unsuccessful VBAC include:
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