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, Jackson Heights, or Forest Hills for an appointment or book online today.
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:
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.
A good candidate for a VBAC fits the following criteria:
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.
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.
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.