If you’ve had a cesarean birth but you are interested in being a candidate for a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), Lonnie Morris, CNM, ND, FACNM, Kate Keller, MSN, CNM,and the team at The Childbirth and Women’s Wellness Center in Clifton, New Jersey, can help. They offer Trial of labor and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) to any birthing person who qualifies and assist you with a safe vaginal birth. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today to find out if VBAC is an option for you.
VBAC, also known as vaginal birth after cesarean, occurs when you deliver a baby vaginally after having a previous cesarean section (C-section). While there is a risk involved with choosing VBAC, many women can safely complete vaginal deliveries after C-sections.
Specialists at The Childbirth and Women’s Wellness Center provide a combined midwife/physician team that manages your prenatal care and delivery at a hospital. VBAC programs at The Childbirth and Women’s Wellness Center have an extraordinarily high rate of success.
Some of the many benefits associated with VBAC at The Childbirth and Women’s Wellness Center include:
VBAC allows you to take an active role in delivering your baby. Many women prefer the option of a vaginal birth when given an opportunity to experience it.
You might be a candidate for VBAC trial of labor if you’ve had a low-transverse C-section in the past but don’t have any of the following:
However, there are some risks involved with choosing VBAC. The most serious risk is that a C-section scar may break open during your labor. While rare, it can be dangerous.
If a scar does open up during VBAC, your doctor can complete an emergency C-section. That’s why The Childbirth and Women’s Wellness Center specialists assist with VBACs in a hospital setting.
VBACs are similar to traditional vaginal deliveries, with one small difference. If you have clearance to try VBAC, you must first undergo a trial of labor. That means you begin your labor with the goal of a vaginal delivery.
If anything goes wrong, your doctor and midwife switch gears to complete your delivery via C-section. They make patient safety a top priority, so rest assured you’re in good hands.
Don't have another C-section when you don’t want to if you’re a candidate for VBAC. Call The Childbirth and Women’s Wellness Center office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.