Capital Women's Care
OBGYNs located in Manassas, Haymarket and Fairfax, VA
If you’ve had a cesarean section, you may have heard that you can no longer have children vaginally. That’s not necessarily true. With vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) services, Capital Women’s Care helps women have their ideal birthing experience. To learn more, contact one of their offices in Fairfax, Manassas, or Haymarket, Virginia, or request an appointment online.
VBAC Q & A
What is VBAC?
You don’t necessarily have to give birth via repeat C-section. Capital Women’s Care believes in providing you with the type of birth experience you desire. If you want to give birth to your baby naturally, talk with them about vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC).
While VBAC isn’t right for everyone, it’s an option their dedicated team is more than happy to explore with you. They can help you determine if you’re a good candidate for this type of birthing experience. They strive to empower their expecting mothers or couples in their care. They take the time to discuss this option with you. After counseling with you, you can make the right choice for your baby and your body.
Who can deliver via VBAC?
Generally, ideal VBAC candidates are women who have:
- Had no more than two previous cesareans
- A prior cesarean uterine incision that was performed in low transverse fashion
- No history of other uterine surgeries/scars from other non-cesarean surgeries
- A history of prior vaginal delivery or prior successful VBAC
- Babies with a fetal weight of 9 pounds or less
It’s also preferable that your prior cesarean delivery was performed due to a non-recurrent reason like fetal malposition in labor (breech) or fetal distress in labor. If you needed the cesarean section because of a potentially recurrent reason like a large baby or small pelvis, VBAC might be a challenge for your body.
VBAC also requires that your labor starts spontaneously by your due date. If your labor has to be induced, you could risk a uterine rupture if you don’t have another cesarean section.
All told, several factors go into deciding if VBAC delivery is right for you. Capital Women’s Care talks through each of them with you, helping you make an educated decision that protects you and your baby.
What should I expect if I choose VBAC delivery?
The entire team at Capital Women's’ Care believes in providing you with exceptional prenatal care and a birthing experience personalized for you. Whether you choose VBAC or another delivery method, you’ll get access to their caring, comprehensive support.
Does VBAC interest you? If so, call Capital Women’s Care or request your visit to any of their offices online.