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Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Section Specialist

Comprehensive Women's OB/GYN

OB/GYNs located in Duluth, GA & Dunwoody, GA

If you’d like a vaginal birth after cesarean section (VBAC), you’ve likely discovered that few practices in the area offer this option. Comprehensive Women's OB/GYN provides the medical expertise and support for VBAC. Up to 80% of women experience a successful vaginal birth after a C-section. Schedule your consultation today by calling the nearest office, either in Duluth or Dunwoody, Georgia, or by requesting your appointment online.

Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Section

What is vaginal birth after cesarean section?

As the name suggests, vaginal birth after cesarean, commonly called VBAC, is the term for having a vaginal birth after you’ve previously delivered a child through a C-section. VBAC is a popular choice. Most women who’ve had both vaginal and cesarean deliveries prefer a vaginal birth.

Research shows that 60-80% of women who’ve had a C-section have gone on to have a safe and healthy vaginal birth. 

Am I a candidate for a vaginal birth after cesarean section?

During your consultation, your Comprehensive Women's OB/GYN obstetrician takes a detailed medical history. They discuss the factors that go into deciding whether this form of childbirth is right for you. These factors include:

  • Delivering a normal-sized baby
  • No underlying health condition
  • Your baby is in a head-down position

You also stand a greater chance of a successful VBAC if you’ve delivered vaginally in the past. 

Who is not a candidate for vaginal birth after cesarean section?

Certain factors may make VBAC too risky. For example, this type of delivery may not be right for you if your uterine scar (from your C-section) has ruptured in the past, or you’ve had more than two C-sections with a side-to-side incision.

What are the advantages of vaginal birth after cesarean section?

Compared with a C-section, VBAC may provide shorter recovery times and fewer health risks and complications. However, vaginal birth after cesarean section isn’t without risks, such as the possibility of infection, blood loss, or other complications. 

In very rare cases, your C-section scar may break apart. The team at Comprehensive Women's OB/GYN helps you to weigh these risks carefully and recommends VBAC only if you're an appropriate candidate. 

What should I expect prior to my vaginal birth after cesarean section?

You remain in contact with your Comprehensive Women's OB/GYN obstetrician and medical team as your delivery date approaches. Comprehensive Women's OB/GYN works closely with the labor and delivery staff at Northside Hospital locations in Atlanta and Forsyth, which provides you with a seamless childbirth experience. 

The obstetrics team carefully monitors you throughout your delivery to promote your optimal health and that of your baby.

If you've had a C-section in the past and you're curious about your options for vaginal birth, Comprehensive Women's OB/GYN is one of the few practices in the area to offer you this choice. Discuss vaginal birth after cesarean section with a Comprehensive Women's OB/GYN obstetrician by calling today or scheduling your consultation online.