For women, having to undergo a cesarean section, or C-section, in order to give birth can be difficult to deal with. It can also lead to questions about childbirth in the future. If you are a woman who has been required to undergo a C-section, you are not alone. In fact, cesarean section birth is rather common. If you are a mother whose baby was delivered via C-section, you may be wondering if vaginal birth is likely in the future. Following the appropriate consultation and consideration with your doctor, VBAC is possible for many women.
What is VBAC?
This acronym refers to a Vaginal Birth After a Cesarean section. Many women who have given birth that resulted in a C-section, oftentimes believe that this may prevent them from giving birth vaginally in the future. However, This does not eliminate the possibility of a VBAC. In fact, it can go the same as any other vaginal birth. The exception being, when you go into labor, doctors and midwives may need to monitor you more closely, and even use specialized equipment to ensure you and your baby’s optimal safety.
What Are My Chances of VBAC?
If you are a mother who is in appropriate overall health, you may be a candidate to give birth vaginally after a C-section. However, the best way to determine the possibility of a successful vaginal birth is through the consulting of a medical professional. If the previous reason for needing a C-section initially was circumstantial, your chances of success may be higher. In retrospect, it’s impossible to predict with certainty who will require a C-section, and who can give birth vaginally. In addition, if you do decide to attempt VBAC, you’d need to find a caretaker and facility that will support your decision. Not all hospitals offer VBAC, or simply want to avoid complications or controversy.
If you are a mother who has previously delivered via cesarean section, and you are considering VBAC, it is a possibility. Reach out to us here at Orange Blossom Women’s Group to learn more and receive guidance from our trained professionals. Contact Us today and schedule your consultation!