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What are the possible risks and chances of success in vaginal birth after c-section (VBAC)?

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There is a very small chance, less than 1%, that a VBAC could rupture your uterus. That can be very dangerous. You need to weigh your options and talk to your doctor before you decide what to do.

About 70% of women who attempt vaginal birth after a C-section succeed. The rest need a C-section to deal with problems that arise during delivery.

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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