Vaginal Birth After Cesarean

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Vaginal Birth after Cesarean “VBAC” Definition: In an effort to modify the rise in the rate of birth by cesarean section in the United States, many clinicians have turned to trial of labor (TOL) after prior cesarean section. After careful patient selection, preparation, and management, about 7 out of 10 women with uterine scars deliver vaginally. The chance for a successful vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) varies depending on parity, physician and patient attitudes, and the reason for the previous cesarean section. VBAC is not right for everyone because sometimes a pregnancy complication prevents the possibility of a successful VBAC. Many local hospitals don't offer VBAC because they don't have the staff or resources to handle emergency C-sections. When making the decision to have VBAC, it is important to make sure that the facility where is ready to deal with the possible complications. A surgical and anesthesia team must be available throughout labor in case a C- section becomes necessary, as well as access to a blood bank. Recommendations:
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2012 for the course PAS 600 - 601 taught by Professor Garrubba during the Fall '10 term at Chatham University.

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