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April 16, 2010

10 Reasons to Choose VBAC

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By, About.com Guide

http://pregnancy.about.com/od/vbac/a/reasons2vbac.htm

VBAC or vaginal birth after cesarean doesn’t need to be something to stress over. Many women are choosing to try a vaginal birth these days and the literature is very supportive of this decision. Most studies and facilities are finding that over 80% of mothers who have had a previous cesarean birth are safely and successfully having a vaginal birth with subsequent pregnancies. Here are some reasons that you may wish to consider a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) or you might have some of your own to add!

  • VBAC is usually safer for mom and baby.
  • VBAC reduces the risks of infection to the mother.
  • Labor is good for babies in most cases.
  • Not having surgery makes mom’s recovery easier.
  • VBAC reduces the risks of respiratory problems in babies.
  • VBAC involves a shorter hospital stay.
  • More than 80% of women will be able to have a vaginal birth after a previous cesarean.
  • Breastfeeding is easier after a vaginal birth. Usually for a variety of reasons, including faster and more direct access to your baby and less postpartum pain for mom.
  • VBAC can help prevent injury to your internal organs, like your bladder, intestines, or even the need for an emergency hysterectomy.
  • VBAC is less expensive.
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