Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Delivery (cont.)
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What are my chances of giving birth vaginally after having a C-section?
Although each woman's pregnancy is unique, and no one factor can predict with certainty who will achieve a vaginal birth after cesarean, certain factors aid in predicting who will be successful.
Women who are more likely to have a successful VBAC include those who have had a prior had a prior C-section because of fetal breech position or placenta previa, or have had a prior VBAC.
What are the benefits of having VBAC?
Having a VBAC allows a woman to avoid a major abdominal surgery and the risks of surgery, including bleeding and infection. A VBAC also typically means a shorter hospital stay and easier recovery than with a C-section.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/1/2016
Wayne Blocker, MD
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