Vaginal birth after cesarean: How to make a hard decision
MetroParent Magazine, May Edition 2016
When having another child after a previous cesarean section, moms must make a tough decision- vaginal birth, or a repeat cesarean. In Vaginal birth after cesarean: How to make a hard decision, Ann Ledbetter, CNM at Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers lays out the pros and cons for both options lending a helping hand. As repeat cesarean sections and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) both come with increased risk, moms have a lot to consider. Ann focuses in on what those thing should be. She discusses risks of attempting a VBAC, risks of a repeat C-section, factors in VBAC success, how to increase your chances of success and more.
Ultimately the very personal decision lies between a mom and her provider – but the more information available, the more comfortable mom will be with whatever decision is made.
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