Why choose us for VBAC?
At the Department of Obstetrics, our team of internationally acknowledged experts place a special focus on normal birthing. Our care team, which is trusted by over 5000 happy mothers, has a high success rate of normal vaginal delivery. Their expertise combined with our state-of-the-art technology such as advanced fetal medicine centre make us adept to offer safe and trusted VBAC delivery. We partner with you in your birthing plan and offer comprehensive care for a smooth and memorable experience.
Our VBAC specialists
Vaginal birth after cesarean section is a technique that allows women with a history of C-section to experience a natural delivery. Earlier, it was commonly believed that a woman cannot opt for vaginal delivery after a C-section. However, VBAC has altered this belief with a safe approach for women. Only your obstetrician can help decide if you are eligible for this alternative.
Your obstetrician will help your prepare for vaginal birth after C-section. Your healthcare provider will assess your medical history, current pregnancy conditions and overall well-being to determine if you are a candidate for VBAC. If you are eligible to opt for this birthing method, your doctor will tailor your care plan to suit your unique clinical needs and offer routine guidance and monitoring.
- You are expecting only one baby with a history of low transverse C-section
- You are pregnant with twins with a history of low transverse C-section
- You are pregnant with one baby but have a history of unknown uterine incision that would not cause complications
- You have a history of at least one vaginal delivery
- You have had three or more previous C-sections
- You have experienced a uterine rupture during a previous C-section
- You have a high uterine incision during a previous C-section
- You have a high-risk pregnancy with potential complications
- You have had surgical interventions on your uterus, such as surgery for fibroids removal
- You have had your previous delivery less than 18 months ago
- Your labour does not start naturally or progresses slowly
- You are overweight (with BMI more than 40 or higher)
Vaginal birth after a cesarean section has several advantages, including:
Decreased risks for future pregnancies: VBAC has a positive impact on your future pregnancies. Complications such as placenta previa and the need for more C-sections is avoided with the help of VBAC.
Less surgical complications: There is a reduced risk of surgical complications like bleeding, scarring, blood clotting and infections in deep vein thrombosis. Additionally, VBAC decreases the risk for abdominal injuries.
Less recovery time: Mothers who opt for VBAC experience a speedy recovery and a shorter hospital stay compared to those who have a repeat C-section.
Higher satisfaction of birth: It has been seen that most women experience a higher satisfaction in vaginal delivery than in C-section. Women also feel less abdominal pain after birth adding to their comfort.
There are a few risks and complications associated with vaginal birth after cesarean section. Common risks include:
Need for emergency C-section: Slow progression or stalled labour may be a risk factor and decrease the likelihood of VBAC.
Scar rupture: If the scar from your previous C-section opens or ruptures, you may need urgent medical attention and an emergency C-section may be done to avoid life-threatening complications for you and your baby.
If you choose to have VBAC, your birthing experience will be similar to a normal delivery. Your healthcare provider will continuously monitor your health while also being prepared for an emergency C-section
VBAC success stories
I have had all my deliveries at the CK Birla Hospital only. My son was born through cesarean. So when I became pregnant with my third child, I consulted Dr Anjali Kumar and told her that I wish to have a normal delivery this time. Dr Kumar explained to me that it is possible but we need to do some tests first. She analysed my health and then guided me throughout my pregnancy. I was a little anxious but the nursing team, staff and the doctor were so supportive and cheerful that they raised my spirits every time I visited the hospital. I delivered a healthy baby girl through normal delivery only and I recovered very soon. I am so thankful to the whole team at CK Birla Hospital. They are doing a wonderful job! Thanks to the whole team of CK Birla Hospital.
My experience at the CK Birla Hospital has been wonderful. I had both my babies delivered here only. One was through C-section and another through VBAC. Both times, I got very special attention and care. The doctors are very friendly and trustworthy. They are highly intelligent and skilled. The nurses are great at their job. Very polite and caring. They all made my overall pregnancy journey very nice and easy both times. Thankful to the whole team. Thanks to the whole team of CK Birla Hospital.
My sister-in-law was pregnant with her second child. First, she had had a Csection but she did not want to have another one. So we considered going to the CK Birla Hospital for VBAC delivery. This hospital is very reputed for its maternity services. My family was sure that my sister-in-law will receive the best care here. Everything went very nicely and we brought home a sweet baby. Very nice experience. Thanks, CK Birla Hospital Thanks to the whole team of CK Birla Hospital.
Your obstetrician will offer you personalised guidance to strengthen your uterus for VBAC. Some common tips include doing regular pelvic floor exercises, abdominal exercises and drinking plenty of water.
VBAC stands for vaginal birth after cesarean section. It is a birthing technique for women to experience natural vaginal delivery after a history of C-section.
Yes, VBAC may be possible after two C-sections. However, only your healthcare provider will be able to determine your likelihood after calculating other factors.
More than 80% of women who opt for VBAC have a safe and successful experience.