In the earlier days the norm was 'once a caesarean, then always a caesarean'. Nowadays it has changed quite a lot due to advances in medical sciences, and also due to the awareness of the advantages of normal delivery over caesarean.
There are few factors on which a successful vaginal birth following a Caesarean delivery (C-section) depends.
Your chances for a normal delivery are good if:
Your chances for a normal delivery are less if you have the following:
VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Caesarean) is absolutely contraindicated:
Benefits of VBAC:
A vaginal birth following a C-section opens the door for you for future normal deliveries, specially when you plan to have a big family.
Risks of VBAC:
How to prepare for a successful VBAC?
VBAC must be tried in a centre with:
Your ultimate aim is to have a healthy baby and a healthy you, needless of the path which you take to get there.
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07 Sep 2018 - 3 min read
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