Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Section Specialist

Craig Ranch Ob/Gyn

OB/GYNs located in McKinney, TX

The doctors and professional staff of Craig Ranch OB/GYN specialize in vaginal births after Cesarean sections in McKinney, TX. Often a patient is told they have to have a repeat C-section if they have already had one, but at Craig Ranch OB-GYN we allow are patients try to have a vaginal birth after counseling them on the risks.

Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Q & A

Is it Possible to Have a Vaginal Birth After a Cesarean Section?

With today's advancements in reproductive medicine, it is possible to have a vaginal birth after a Cesarean section. Today, it is estimated that at least 70% of women who attempt a vaginal birth after a Cesarean section are successful. By using what is known as a low transverse incision, the risk of a uterine rupture during a vaginal delivery is dramatically reduced. New surgical techniques have proven extremely effective in improving the chances of a successful vaginal delivery even after repeated Cesarean sections. During a VBAC delivery, the doctor will closely monitor the progress of the birth and if need be, make the decision for a Cesarean section.

What are the Possible Risks of This Type of Procedure?

The main risk associated with a Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Section is the rupturing of the uterus. This occurs 1-2% of the time and requires an emergency C-Section. This is why the physicians at Craig Ranch OB-GYN closely monitor their patients while they are in labor. There are definitely situations where trying a VBAC is not a good idea and the physicians will discuss all the pros and cons with you during your prenatal care to see if you would be a good candidate to try for a vaginal birth.

What are the Benefits of a VBAC Procedure?

The most popular benefits of a VBAC procedure are the natural aspects of the birth. There is less physical trauma to the mother if the child is allowed to be born naturally and presumably a quicker recovery. New mothers are fully awake and able to participate in the birthing process. The dads also are much more able to participate with the birthing process.