Have you previously delivered a baby by C-section? For many women, there is an option to choose between a C-section and a vaginal birth for a subsequent delivery. Vaginal birth after C-section (VBAC) is successful for most women, but ultimately your doctor will determine if you are a candidate. For a VBAC to be successful, women should not have previous uterine scars and the hospital should be equipped to handle an emergency C-section, in case vaginal birth is not possible. If you are interested in a VBAC, OB/GYN specialists at Ogden Clinic in Utah are here to help.
Women often consider a VBAC for a variety of reasons. Some of the benefits of a VBAC include:
Women are more likely to have a successful VBAC if they have had a previous successful vaginal delivery. VBACs are also suitable for women who have only had one C-section with a low transverse uterine incision, those whose pregnancy and baby are healthy and progressing normally, your previous reason for having a C-section is no longer a factor, and your labor begins naturally on or before your due date. Women who have had multiple C-sections, whose pregnancy extends beyond the due date, or have had a previous uterine rupture should not consider a VBAC.
If you would like to have a vaginal delivery following a C-section, contact our OB/GYN department to learn more about vaginal birth after C-section (VBAC) at Ogden Clinic.