It’s possible to have a vaginal birth and experience this amazing, natural process even after delivering via cesarean section. At Sarasota OB/GYN Associates in Sarasota, Venice and Port Charlotte, Florida, Katrina Davis, MD, FACOG, and Lyvie-Sara Sylvestre, MS, MD, support vaginal birth after cesarean section (VBAC) so you can have a natural delivery. To find out if VBAC is an option for you, call to set up an appointment or book online today.
Vaginal birth after cesarean section (VBAC) is a choice for women who want to experience a natural delivery. Many women deliver healthy babies vaginally after having one or more C-sections.
A natural delivery has some advantages over a repeat C-section, including:
If you’re considering a vaginal birth after cesarean section for an upcoming delivery, make an appointment at Sarasota OB/GYN Associates to find out if you’re a candidate.
Vaginal births after cesarean section aren’t right for every woman. A VBAC may be appropriate if you’re pregnant with just one baby and previously had one or two low transverse C-sections.
If you’re pregnant with one baby and previously had one other type of C-section (except high vertical), you may also be a candidate.
VBAC may also be appropriate if you’re pregnant with twins, previously had one low transverse C-section, and are otherwise appropriate for a twin vaginal delivery.
Your baby’s position in the womb and their health also determine if a VBAC is appropriate. Sarasota OB/GYN Associates may not be able to evaluate these factors until very close to delivery.
You may not be eligible for a VBAC if you’ve had:
If you’ve had more than two prior C-sections or are pregnant with multiples, a VBAC is not recommended.
Most of the time, a vaginal birth after cesarean section is a very safe delivery option that results in fewer complications than elective C-sections.
Sarasota OB/GYN Associates can help you determine if it’s the right choice for you. If you do have a failed VBAC and end up requiring a C-section, you may end up with more complications than if you’d just had a C-section.
When weighing your delivery options, Sarasota OB/GYN Associates is available to answer all your questions and concerns. They want you to be fully informed when deciding on your birth plan.
To learn more about vaginal birth after cesarean section and see if it’s right for you, call Sarasota OB/GYN Associates or book an appointment online today.