VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean) Basics
Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
There are many myths and misunderstandings around VBACs (vaginal births after cesarean). This general overview from Childbirth Connection can aid you in determining whether a VBAC or C-section will be best for you and your child.
“Is planning a VBAC or a repeat C-section safer for me?
Both VBAC and repeat C-section have some increased risks for mothers. However, planned vaginal birth is safer overall for you than a planned repeat C-section unless there is a clear and well-supported need for a C-section. With supportive care, 75 or so out of 100 women who plan VBAC do give birth vaginally. The others go on to have another C-section, primarily for reasons unrelated to the scar.”