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Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)

Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)

Performing VBAC with experienced medical specialists and quality assistance

VBAC

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VBAC stands for Vaginal Birth After a Caesarean or C-section, meaning that a woman can have a baby vaginally after a previous caesarean. There was once a belief that normal delivery after a C-section was impossible, but times have changed, and VBAC allows women to give birth vaginally even after a C-section. However, it is recommended that you consult with an obstetrician to determine whether or not to try for a VBAC.

Who can have VBAC?

Who can have VBAC?

Though VBAC is not guaranteed for everyone, some factors can increase one's chances.

 

1. Had only two C-sections with a low transverse incision.

2. Do not have any other uterine scars or abnormalities

3. There is no prior history of uterine ruptures.

4. Women should be under the age of 35.

When is VBAC not advisable?

Though VBAC has a high success rate, it may not be recommended in certain situations, and that includes,

  1. Women who have had a previous uterine rupture during a VBAC or vaginal birth.

  2. Have had three or more previous C-sections.

  3. If you have a high-risk pregnancy with potential complications.

  4. Pregnant women carrying a significantly larger-than-average baby may not be good candidates for a VBAC.

  5. Some medical conditions, such as placenta previa or uncontrolled high blood pressure, may preclude a VBAC.

  6. Have had a previous pregnancy with a failed induction of labour.

  7. Had a pregnancy within the last 16 months.

When is VBAC not advisable?

Cons

  • Risks of uterine rupture: There is a small risk of uterine rupture during a VBAC, which can be life-threatening for both the mother and the fetus.

  • Need for close monitoring: Women who choose a VBAC must be closely monitored during labour to detect potential problems.

  • Possible need for emergency C-section: If complications arise during labour, caesarean delivery may be necessary, which would be considered an emergency caesarean.

Cons Of having Vaginal Birth After Cesarean
Pros of having Vaginal Birth After Cesarean

Pros

  • Avoids major surgery: Because vaginal birth is less invasive than caesarean delivery, the risks associated with major surgery are reduced.

  • Faster recovery: Compared to a caesarean delivery, a vaginal birth usually results in a shorter recovery period.

  • Improved baby bonding: A vaginal birth allows for immediate skin-to-skin contact with the baby, which promotes bonding and breastfeeding.

  • Future pregnancy will be easier: Women who have had a VBAC are more likely to have a more uncomplicated pregnancy. VBAC helps to avoid complications such as placenta previa and the need for additional C-sections.

  • Higher satisfaction: When compared to a C-section, women are more satisfied with vaginal delivery. 

Why Choose Polaris Healthcare For VBAC?

Why choose us?

  • State-of-the-art facilities

  • Quality care and assistance before and after pregnancy

  • Experienced specialists in high-risk pregnancy management

  • Safe birthing and quick recovery

FAQ'S

1. How to strengthen the uterus for VBAC?

Expectant mothers can strengthen their uterus for VBAC by living a healthy lifestyle, doing pelvic floor exercises, seeking care from a knowledgeable provider, and learning about the VBAC process.

2.  What does VBAC mean in pregnancy?

VBAC stands for "Vaginal Birth After Cesarean" and refers to a woman giving birth vaginally after a previous caesarean delivery. It is a viable option for some women who want to avoid having another caesarean section.

3. Is VBAC possible after two C-sections?

Some women can have a VBAC after two caesarean deliveries or C-sections, but the likelihood of a successful VBAC decreases with each previous caesarean. To determine the ideal plan, discussing the options and risks with a healthcare provider knowledgeable about VBAC is critical.

4. What are the chances of a successful VBAC?

The likelihood of a successful VBAC varies and is determined by several factors, including the reason for the previous caesarean delivery, the type of uterine incision, and the mother's overall health. It is critical to consult with a healthcare provider to choose the most suitable plan for you and your baby.

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