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By Premiere OBGYN
September 18, 2020
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Talking to Your OBGYN About VBAC

Many women who have already given birth by means of a Cesarean or C-section can still give birth vaginally. This is known as Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC). Whether you are a candidate for VBAC or not will largely depend on the reason for your previous C-section. The doctors at Premier Obgyn in Pembroke Pines, FL are happy to answer all your questions about VBAC and tell you if it’s right for you.

Am I a Good Candidate for VBAC?

Pembroke Pines patients who are possible candidates for VBAC include those who:

  • Had a previous C-section with a low-transverse incision
  • Have never had a uterine rupture
  • Have never had extensive uterine surgeries
  • Have access to a doctor who can perform an emergency C-section if necessary

Benefits of Choosing VBAC

The benefits of VBAC include:

  • Future pregnancies: If you wish to have more children in the future, VBAC may help reduce your risk of placenta previa.
  • Surgical complications: VBAC reduces your risk of complications such as infection, blood clots, and bleeding.
  • Shorter recovery: You will be able to return home sooner after a VBAC than after a C-section.

Factors that Reduce your Chance of a VBAC

If the following factors apply, they may make it less likely that you will be considered a viable candidate for VBAC:

  • You are overweight
  • You have gone over 40 weeks of gestation
  • You need to have your labor induced
  • You are an older mother
  • It has been 18 months or less since your last pregnancy
  • Your baby’s estimated birth weight is more than 8.8 pounds

You can contact the team at Premiere OBGNY to schedule an appointment at their Pembroke Pines office on (954) 961-9993 or their Hollywood office on (954) 961-9993. The doctors will be happy to answer all of your questions about VBAC.