Vaginal Birth after C-Section

March 31, 2011 by
Filed under: Research, Spinewave Bulletin 

VBAC or vaginal birth after caesarean section is an increasingly popular method for birth, but its growth does not match that of the ever increasing total caesarean section rate.

The type of caesarean section “cut”, made previously, largely dictates whether a woman will be able to labour and birth vaginally for the current pregnancy. The most common lower segment caesarean section (LSCS) has less than 1% chance of rupturing, or reopening, during labour with a subsequent singleton (one) baby.

Under NZ governing laws, a midwife must strongly recommend a woman have consultation with an obstetrician to discuss her risk factors but she does not have to give over care. In other words, the woman can keep her midwife as her main maternity carer. This website aims to explain the maternal, family and socioeconomic impacts of both caesarean section and vaginal birth after caesarean section.

Visit this most informative website on the topic by clicking here.

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