Vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) recovery is similar to recovery after any vaginal birth.
After a vaginal delivery, the mother and baby can usually go home within 24 to
48 hours. By comparison, recovery from a cesarean section requires 2 to 4 days
in the hospital and a period of limited activity as the incision heals.
The overall risk of infection is low for both vaginal and cesarean
deliveries. But it is lower after a vaginal birth. Before you leave the
hospital, you will receive a list of signs of infection to watch for in the
first few weeks after delivery.
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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
March 29, 2013
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