Vaginal Birth After C-Section (VBAC) Directory
A vaginal birth after C-section (VBAC) is the delivery of a baby through the vagina in a woman who previously had a cesarean, or C-section. Many women may safely be able to have a vaginal birth after a C-section. However, in some, it can be risky. Depending on the location of your C-section scar, the uterus may rupture during a vaginal delivery. Your doctor will talk to you about the benefits and risks of a vaginal birth after C-section. Women who have previously had a C-section must meet certain criteria to be able to deliver their next child vaginally. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about vaginal birth after C-section, from who can have one to when it's risky and much more.
Vaginal Birth: Is It Possible After a C-Section?
If you had a baby via c-section, you may be able to have a vaginal birth the next time around. Learn what makes this a safe choice for some women.
C-Section: What Can I Expect?
One in 3 babies born in the U.S. arrives via c-section. Find out what to expect during a planned c-section and an emergency c-section.
C-Section: What Are the Risks?
A c-section may be the safest delivery option for you and your baby. But, as with any surgery, there are risks.