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Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Section

Raveco Medical

Obstetrics & Gynecology & A Private Medical Practice located in Forest Hills, NY & Woodside, NY

Vaginal delivery of a baby is possible even if you’ve had a prior cesarean section. The expert OB/GYNs at Raveco Medical in Queens, New York, support your decision to have a vaginal birth after cesarean section (VBAC) and have had great success in delivering healthy babies via VBAC. Find out if you’re a candidate for a VBAC. Call one of the three locations in Woodside, or Forest Hills for an appointment or book online today.

Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Section Q & A

Why should I consider a vaginal birth after cesarean section?

The providers at Raveco Medical encourage you to consider VBAC. VBACs are quite successful, with 60-80% of women who attempt them having a positive experience.

Opting for a vaginal birth following C-section has numerous benefits. These include:

  • Shorter recovery time than another C-section
  • Avoidance of major abdominal surgery and scarring
  • Reduced risk of complications

Raveco Medical supports your desire to experience a natural, vaginal delivery and does everything possible to make it happen. They do a thorough evaluation of your prior deliveries and your health to determine if you are a candidate for a VBAC.

Who is a candidate for a VBAC?

A good candidate for a VBAC fits the following criteria:

  • Pregnancy with just one baby and just one or two previous low transverse C-sections
  • Pregnancy with one baby and a single prior C-section of any type (except for high vertical)
  • Pregnancy with twins with just one prior low transverse C-section

The doctors also assess if you have other issues that might complicate a VBAC delivery. You are not eligible if you had a prior high vertical uterine incision, had a prior uterine rupture, or had certain types of uterine surgery.

VBACs can be more complicated if you’ve had more than two prior cesarean sections. If you’re pregnant with triplets or a higher number of multiples, VBAC is not recommended.

What is a trial of labor after cesarean (TOLAC)?

Trial of labor after cesarean (TOLAC) is a planned or attempted VBAC. The understanding is that you may still need a C-section. If the doctors see that the baby or mother is in distress or that the TOLAC is not going to result in a good experience, they may change your plan and perform a C-section instead.

Is vaginal birth after cesarean section safe?

Women who undergo VBACs tend to have fewer complications than women who elect a C-section. Attempted VBACs (TOLACs) that end up having to switch to a C-section can sometimes cause greater complications, however.

Discuss your options with the OB/GYNs at Raveco Medical. They can help you understand the risks and benefits of opting for a VBAC and support your decision fully.

To learn more about vaginal birth after cesarean, call Raveco Medical, or use the online tool to schedule.