Ob-Gyns Make Guidelines Less Restrictive for Vaginal Birth After Cesarean, or VBAC.
Many women who have had a cesarean section delivery -- and some who have had two C-sections -- can safely attempt to deliver vaginally, according to updated guidelines on vaginal birth after cesarean, or VBAC, issued by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
I think that's fantastic! I had a c-section with my DS & am planning for a VBAC with this LO. I am very fortunate to have an extremely supportive mid-wife & have a hospital open to VBAC's, but unfortunately that is not the norm. I hope that more women consider their options for subsequent pregnancies after VBAC's, especially if the options are open to them. It's certainly not the choice for everyone, but it has a stigma of being extremely dangerous & when compared to repeat c-sections, that is not always the case.
Christine and DH: Scotti - DS: Logan born June 2, 2008 - My Perfect Boy. New little tadpole due 2/13/10! Yellow Team!
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