VBAC Vaginal Birth After Cesarian

VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean)

  • Must have routine office prenatal care,
  • Delivery by 41 weeks,
  • US fetal weight estimate < 8-14 ounces,
  • History of no more than 1 previous Low Transverse C-Section documented,
  • Must have favorable cervix,
  • Cautions Augmentation with Pitocin/Amniotomy/Intracervical Catheter,
  • Cautions Induction with Pitocin/Amniotomy,
  • History of previous C-Section greater than 12 months prior,
  • Approval by back-up physician Dr. Amy Carrillo.

VBAC Risks

  • Includes same risks as a normal vaginal delivery.
  • Uterine rupture 0.4-1.2% (a tear in the uterus),
  • There may not be sufficient time to operate and prevent death of or permanent injury to my baby.

Repeat Cesarean Delivery:

  • Need for blood transfusion,
  • Hysterectomy (removal of uterus) 14-33%,
  • Infection,
  • Blood clots,
  • Damage to the bladder, bowels, uterus,
  • Problems related to anesthesia,
  • Maternal death,
  • Fetal brain damage (approximately 1:1,000 TOLAC attemps),
  • Fetal death 6% of uterine ruptures.

VBAC Benefits

  • Our success rate 80%,
  • 73.3% for 1 previous c-section,
  • 71.1% for 2 pervious c-sections,
  • Less morbidity than repeat Cesarean delivery,
  • Fewer blood transfusions,
  • Fewer infections,
  • Greater psychological satisfactions,
  • Shorter hospital stay,
  • Greater chance of vaginal delivery in the future,
  • Fewer breathing problems for the baby.

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