Natural Delivery After C-Section
July 21, 2010, 5:03 PM
Women who want a natural delivery after they've had a C-section now have more medical evidence than ever to go for it.
It's called a V-Bac, vaginal birth after C-section and according to the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists, 60 to 80 percent of women who've had up to two previous C-sections are candidates for natural delivery.
Patient fears along with insurance companies' restrictions on doctors have kept the V-Bac rates low and experts say that's part of the reason the C-section delivery rate in the U.S. has soared. In the past 40 years. it's gone from five percent to more than 31 percent. Some doctors have had concerns about V-Bacs because there can be complications.
"The major risk of a V-Bac is the uterus rupturing. Now, that's really scary, and it's scary for the patient, and it's scary for
the doctor, trust me. That happens in about one percent of the time," OBGYN Dr. Jacques Mortiz said.
On the flip-side, doctors say multiple C-sections can put women at risk for hysterectomies, colon and bladder injuries, and infection. So it's best for expecting moms to talk to their physician about their best option.
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