Having a vaginal
birth after having a C-section can be a safe choice for most women. But it can have risks for both the mother and the baby. Whether VBAC is right for you depends on what
risk factors (things that increase your risk) you have that could make it unsafe. You and your doctor can decide whether VBAC is right for you.
Pregnancy: Should I Try Vaginal Birth After a Past C-Section (VBAC)?
As with a first-time childbirth, even if you are a good
candidate for a successful VBAC, there is no guarantee that you will give birth
vaginally and without complications.
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March 29, 2013
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