Pregnant women who have had a previous cesarean section may now be given the option of having a vaginal birth if doctors get on board with guidelines issued yesterday by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. The organization says that the procedure, known as vaginal birth after cesarean, or VBAC, is safe and appropriate for most women who have had one prior C-section (with a horizontal incision below the bikini line) and even for some who have had two previous incisions or those carrying twins. “The potential risks and benefits” of both VBAC and a repeat C-section should be discussed, and the “ultimate decision…should be made by the patient in consultation with her health care provider,” read the guidelines, which were published in the August issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.
I admit. I have Vaginal Birth envy. LOL!