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VBAC Specialist

Aspen Medical Group, Inc. -  - OB/GYN and Pediatrics

Aspen Medical Group, Inc.

Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Internal Medicine & Family Practice located in Corona, Riverside, and Moreno Valley, CA

If your last pregnancy ended in a Caesarian section (C-section) and you’re pregnant again, you might desire a vaginal birth after Cesarean, or VBAC. Studies show that 60-80% of women successfully have vaginal births after a previous C-section. If you’re interested in doing so, the expert OB/GYN team at Aspen Medical Group, Inc., with locations in Corona, Riverside, and Moreno Valley, California, can help. They have the experience and expertise necessary to help deliver your baby safely. Schedule an appointment over the phone or online with Aspen Medical Group, Inc. to learn more.

VBAC Q & A

What is VBAC?

VBAC, or vaginal birth after Cesarean section, is an option for many women who desire a vaginal birth despite a previous C-section. VBAC isn’t right for everyone, but your OB/GYN specialist at Aspen Medical Group, Inc. lets you know if it’s a safe option for you.

What are the benefits of VBAC?

There are numerous reasons you might choose VBAC, including:

  • Experiencing what a vaginal birth is like
  • Lower risk of surgical complications
  • Shorter recovery time after delivery
  • Less scarring

Whatever your reason for desiring a vaginal delivery, your Aspen Medical Group, Inc. provider works with you to make your experience one to remember if you’re a good candidate for VBAC.

Am I a good candidate for VBAC?

Your provider has your and your baby’s best interest in mind when determining if VBAC is right for you. If you’re in good health and have had one or two low transverse C-sections without problems, you might be a good VBAC candidate. If you’re pregnant with twins with a history of one low transverse C-section, your doctor might also give you the okay to try VBAC.

When is VBAC unsafe?

Not everybody is a good fit for VBAC. That’s because of the risk of uterine rupture during delivery. Your doctor might recommend another C-section instead of VBAC you’ve had:

  • Prior uterine rupture
  • Past fibroid removal
  • Unknown type of past uterine incision
  • Previous high vertical uterine incision
  • More than two previous C-sections

VBAC might not be right for you if you’re pregnant with three or more babies or have advanced maternal age, excessive weight gain during pregnancy, stalled labor, high blood pressure, maternal obesity, or you’ve delivered a baby within the past 18 months.

What should I expect during VBAC?

VBACs are similar to traditional vaginal births. However, your Aspen Medical Group, Inc. provider closely monitors you for signs of complications during labor. They are equipped to handle emergency C-sections when necessary. At any point during your delivery, your OB/GYN specialist might recommend a C-section if VBAC becomes too risky.

Don’t assume a vaginal birth isn’t possible after a C-section. Find out for sure by scheduling an appointment with Aspen Medical Group, Inc. over the phone or by using the online booking tool today.