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Vaginal Birth After C-Section (VBAC)

Vaginal Birth After C-Section
in Tarzana, CA

Vaginal Birth After C-Section VBAC

VBAC is known as vaginal birth after delivery. It simply refers to women who have undergone Cesarean sections and are wondering whether or not they can or should perform vaginal birth on their next pregnancy.

Should I Try VBAC?

Many pregnant mothers wonder if it’s worth trying VBAC for their next child. They often feel as if it’s not safe or it’s not recommended. However, is it considered very safe and the benefits make it worthwhile.

If a mother decides to try VBAC, then they will undergo what is called a Trial of Labor period in which VBAC is attempted, but if the child shows any signs of distress a C-Section will have to be performed. It is estimated that as many as 4 out of 10 women who engage in the trial of labor period must undergo C-Section.

Why You Should Try VBAC

Vaginal birth is the most natural form of childbirth. As such, there are many benefits why VBAC would be worth trying:

  • Avoiding another scar on the uterus, which could impede on any further pregnancies you decide to have
  • Easier recovery process including fewer days in the hospital and shorter period of time spent at home
  • Lowered risk of infection
  • More active role for you and your birthing partner
  • Avoid risks of C-section

The Greatest Concern of VBAC

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) have acknowledged the greatest risk of VBAC is the risk of uterine rupture. However, they have found that this risk is for those who have had a previous cesarean with a low transverse incision. The risk of uterine rupture in this case is roughly a 1 in 500 chance of occurring.

Dr. Torbati Will Help You Decide What is Best

VBAC is ultimately a personal choice to undergo, provided that the reasons for C-Section for your first pregnancy are taken into account. If you’re still unsure about VBAC, then a private consultation is the best advice we can offer as it will help you clear up any concerns you may have. Dr. Torbati has been performing pregnancies all types for several years and would love to help you make an informed decision on what the best childbirth approach is.

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