Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Delivery Topic Guide
Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Delivery (VBAC): Vaginal birth after cesarean delivery (VBAC) is when a woman has had a cesarean delivery (C-section) before, and she delivers the next baby vaginally. If a woman and her doctor decide a VBAC is an option, she will have a "trial of labor," with the goal of vaginal childbirth. Despite the trial, many women still need another C-section.
Pregnancy, Round Ligament Pain Many pregnant women experience abdominal pain for a number of reasons. Often, round ligment stretching is to blame. The round ligament is a muscle that holds the uterus in place, and it stretches as the fetus grows, causing pain. Treatment includes acetaminophen (Tylenol) and activity modification. Though round ligament pain is a completely natural an benign condition of pregnancy, other types of abdominal pain can indicate serious problems; seek medical care if symptoms become serious, for instance, if you have a fever, chills, painful urination or difficulty walking.
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