The physicians of Premiere OBGYN in Pembroke Pines, and Hollywood, FL, are here for all of your OBGYN needs. If you have already had a c-section birth and are pregnant again, you're likely considering what is best for you and your baby. Read about VBAC and come see us if you have additional questions.
What does VBAC mean?
VBAC stands for vaginal birth after cesarean. If you have already had a c-section birth, you may still have the option to deliver vaginally. There are benefits to delivering this way, but not every woman is a candidate.
Your OBGYN can help determine if you are a good candidate for VBAC. You could potentially be a candidate if you are under the age of 36, are at a healthy weight, and have had a successful vaginal delivery in the past. You may not be a candidate if you have had multiple c-sections in the past or are pregnant with multiple babies.
What are the benefits of VBAC?
In general, vaginal births have fewer risks than cesarean deliveries. There is less chance of blood clots and less risk of infections. With delivery, there is less blood loss and less pain after the birth. A vaginal delivery also means a shorter stay in the hospital. A c-section is routine and very common but is still a major surgery that requires recovery time and lifting restrictions. If you deliver vaginally instead of having surgery, you can resume your normal activities sooner.
Are there any risks?
The most serious risk is uterine rupture, which is a very rare occurrence but the uterus can tear and allow the baby to slip into the abdomen. Your doctor can help assess if you are at any additional risk based on your health history. The best way to find out if VBAC is right for you and your baby is to consult with your OBGYN in Pembroke Pines, and Hollywood, FL.
At Premiere OBGYN in Pembroke Pines, and Hollywood, FL, we are here for all your women's health needs. To find out if VBAC is right for you and your baby, contact us for an appointment at (954) 961-9993.