VAGINAL BIRTH AFTER PREVIOUS CESAREAN SECTION (VBAC)
Up to 80% of women with a previous cesarean section can have a successful vaginal delivery in a subsequent pregnancy. While your individual likelihood of a safe and successful vaginal delivery may vary given your past history, at Wombkeepers we fully support women exploring this option and regularly perform VBAC deliveries with over an 80% success rate. In fact, in 2018, over 10% of our patients were VBAC patients and 86% of our patients had successful, healthy vaginal deliveries. The determination of your appropriateness for a VBAC is done in either a preconception consult or at your initial pregnancy visit. Patients considering a VBAC should obtain their previous operative report and records from their labor and delivery. Our practice strongly encourages that all patients desiring a VBAC attend childbirth preparation with our staff and are supported by a doula during their labor and delivery. Our practice provides an affordable doula option through our Staff Doula Program.