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Is Vaginal Birth Possible after a Caesarean Delivery?

Written by
Dr. Sabita Laskar
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

Published on Jul 04, 2014 and last reviewed on Sep 07, 2018   -  3 min read


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.

Is Vaginal Birth Possible after a Caesarean Delivery?

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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Last reviewed at:
07 Sep 2018  -  3 min read




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