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What are benefits of vaginal birth after c-section (VBAC)?

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About 7 out of 10 women succeed with vaginal delivery after a C-section. VBAC has many possible advantages and benefits, including:

  • You avoid surgery
  • Chances of infection are lower
  • Recovery is faster
  • You lose less blood
  • Lower chances of injury to your bladder or bowel
  • You’ll likely have fewer problems with future childbirth

SOURCES:

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development: “Is vaginal birth possible after a Cesarean delivery?”

March of Dimes: “Vaginal birth after cesarean.”

Office on Women’s Health: “Pregnancy: Labor and birth.”

American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology: “Vaginal birth after Cesarean delivery: Deciding on a trial of labor after Cesarean delivery.”

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on October 15, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development: “Is vaginal birth possible after a Cesarean delivery?”

March of Dimes: “Vaginal birth after cesarean.”

Office on Women’s Health: “Pregnancy: Labor and birth.”

American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology: “Vaginal birth after Cesarean delivery: Deciding on a trial of labor after Cesarean delivery.”

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on October 15, 2018

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