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Experience the possibility of a vaginal birth after Cesarean (VBAC), a safe and empowering option for those seeking a different childbirth experience.

What is VBAC?

Vaginal birth after Cesarean (VBAC) is a vaginal delivery following a previous Cesarean section (C-section). VBACs embody the possibility of a different birth experience. Contrary to the once-prevailing belief of “once a Cesarean, always a Cesarean,” VBAC presents a safe and viable option for many birthing parents.

Your eligibility for VBAC depends on various factors such as the reason for the previous Cesarean, the type of uterine incision, and the presence of any current complications. Since no two pregnancy journeys are alike, your OB/GYN will assess you individually to determine if VBAC is a safe option for you and your baby. While the decision to pursue a VBAC may depend on your circumstances, Inspira’s labor and delivery team, including experienced OB/GYNs and certified nurse midwives, are committed to empowering you with the information and support needed to make informed decisions about your health and childbirth journey.

How VBAC Works

Our approach to VBAC focuses on supporting natural labor progression while ensuring the safety of you and your baby. Like any vaginal birth, labor begins spontaneously or may be induced under the guidance of our care team. Throughout labor, contractions help dilate the cervix and progress toward delivery.

In the case of a VBAC, we implement additional monitoring and safety precautions to mitigate potential risks associated with a previous Cesarean delivery. Continuous fetal monitoring allows us to closely track your baby’s well-being, while regular assessments of maternal progress ensure that labor is proceeding as expected. By combining the natural process of labor with vigilant monitoring and personalized care, we strive to improve the chances of a successful VBAC while prioritizing your comfort, safety, and well-being.

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What to Expect When You Have a VBAC

Throughout your VBAC journey, you can expect comprehensive support and individualized care from a team of dedicated, seasoned OB/GYNs and certified nurse midwives. From the moment you arrive at Inspira, you will be met with compassion and expertise, guiding you through every step of the process.

Your birth plan will be developed in collaboration with your doctor, taking into account your medical history, preferences, and desires for childbirth. During your trial of labor after cesarean section (TOLAC), you can anticipate regular monitoring and attentive care to increase the chances of a successful vaginal delivery. Our goal is to create a supportive environment where you feel empowered and informed, ultimately leading to an unforgettable, transformative birthing experience.

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