VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean)

The idea that once a mother has delivered a child via a cesarean delivery, that all her other pregnancies must be the same is now antiquated. A wide variety of women are physically able to endure the trials of labor after a cesarean (TOLAC) delivery. In fact, thousands upon thousands of mothers have given vagina births previously having a cesarean section. This is known as a vaginal birth after cesarean or VBAC. Our expert team at Las Palmas can help women interested in VBAC to determine if it is a good option according to their health.

Giving Expecting Mothers a Choice

At Las Palmas, we understand that women may want to investigate whether attempting TOLAC and VBAC is a good option for them. It is notable that a high percentage of women who have had C-sections are candidates for VBACs. Your OB/GYN will carefully review your medical and surgical history, to see if you are a good candidate for a VBAC.

Benefits of VBAC

There are several benefits to having a vaginal birth. Our specialist have handled even severe cases to give mothers their preferred method of delivery. Some of the benefits are:

  • Avoidance of abdominal surgery
  • Uterine scarring is minimized
  • Risk of infection is reduced in VBACs
  • Spouses or partners are able to be included in birth procedures
  • Recovery from VBACs are shorter
  • Blood loss during the delivery is significantly less than C-sections
  • Successive C-sections increase in complications

Risks of VBAC

There are risks that are associated with VBACs. Our aim is to give transparent facts concerning both advantages and risks so that you can make an informed decision. Common risks of VBACs are:

  • Possible rupture of the C-section scar on the uterus
  • Infection (in cases where VBACs are abandoned for an emergency C-section)
  • Labor complications that result in emergency C-section