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Post C-Section Vaginal Birth

Nurture Women's Health -  - OBGYN

Nurture Women's Health

OBGYNs & Pelvic Health, Incontinence and Sexual Medicine Specialists located in Frisco, TX

If you’d like to have a post C-section vaginal birth (VBAC), you can trust OB/GYN specialists at Nurture Women's Health in Frisco, Texas, with your care. They have the expertise and experience necessary to perform safe, effective post C-section vaginal births, and are prepared for C-sections if you experience complications with VBAC. Schedule an appointment with Nurture Women’s Health by phone or online today.

Post C-Section Vaginal Birth Q & A

What is post C-section vaginal birth?

Post C-section vaginal birth, or VBAC, is a vaginal delivery after a previous C-section. While there are some risks involved with VBAC, many women have success with it. Your Nurture Women’s Health specialist offers a trial of labor after cesarean (TOLAC), with the goal of VBAC. It might result in VBAC or another cesarean section.

What are the benefits of post C-section vaginal birth?

There are numerous benefits associated with VBAC at Nurture Women’s Health. The OB/GYN team is experienced in high-volume VBAC deliveries with high success rates. Other benefits include:

  • Low risk of infection
  • Less pain after delivery
  • No additional scars
  • Fewer days in the hospital
  • Shorter recovery times
  • Active participating during your delivery

The decision to try TOLAC is entirely up to you after reviewing the pros and cons with your Nurture Women’s Health physician. They let you know if you’re a good candidate for it.

What are the risks associated with VBAC?

Despite the numerous benefits of VBAC, risks exist as well. For example, a C-section scar could open up during labor. C-sections occurring after TOLAC are associated with a slightly higher risk of infection. If you experience a complication before or during VBAC, the Nurture Women’s Health team provides quality care during another C-section.

Is post C-section vaginal birth right for me?

Your OB/GYN specialist lets you know if TOLAC and VBAC are safe for you to try. You may be a candidate for post C-section vaginal birth if you:

  • Are younger than 35 years old
  • Experience labor that begins on its own
  • Have had a successful VBAC in the past
  • Don’t have a history of stalled labor
  • Experience normal cervix dilation
  • Are in good health

You might not be a good candidate for VBAC if you’ve had a difficult labor in the past, you’re older than 35, you’re obese, you have a large fetus, your last pregnancy was within 18 months, or you’re beyond 40 weeks along in your pregnancy.

If you’re interested in trying a post C-section vaginal birth, you’re in good hands with the experienced team at Nurture Women’s Health. Schedule an appointment by phone or book online today.