Skip to main content

A vaginal birth after Cesarean (VBAC)— pronounced “vee-back,” for short—refers to giving birth vaginally after already having had a Cesarean section (C-section).

Our Approach to VBAC 

Historically, medical opinions about whether or not a woman should attempt a VBAC have been mixed. But “once a Cesarean, always a Cesarean” no longer holds true. Some women are better candidates than others, but there is strong evidence that shows VBACs are a safe option for many. 

We believe every woman should have the resources and autonomy to make an informed choice about what birth plan makes the most sense for her and her baby.

Benefits of Vaginal Birth After Cesarean 

Benefits of vaginal births, including VBACs, include: 

  • Shorter recovery time and hospital stay 
  • Fewer postpartum complications such as infections  
  • More immediate bonding and the ability to breastfeed 
  • Fewer risks for subsequent pregnancies 

Risks of VBAC 

There is a small, but real, risk of uterine rupture for women choosing a VBAC. This is when the scar on your uterus opens while the baby is still inside during a vaginal delivery. For this reason, women choosing a VBAC are monitored closely while in labor and must have their delivery in a hospital where a full clinical staff is present at all times in case a C-section is needed.  

To ensure the safety of mom and baby, Inspira patients delivering VBAC do so in a medical center with a full clinical team of OB/GYN physicians, anesthesiologists and in-house pediatricians. It allows us to also offer advanced neonatal intensive care, if needed. 

pregnant women being checked by a female medical provider

Why Choose Inspira for VBAC

Explore More Options

three
Close up of a pediatrician having a check up on his young patient mark Created with Sketch.

Learn more about our online scheduling and schedule an appointment with your primary care provider today.

High angle view of senior doctors and young surgeons discussing over patient case. Top view of group of doctor in a conversation with copyspace. Doctors and nurses talking to each other about medical results. mark Created with Sketch.

We offer a wide variety of services at our many locations throughout New Jersey, including award-winning obstetrics and gynecology, cancer care and orthopedics.

Portrait of a female doctor working at the hospital wearing a facemask to avoid COVID-19 with staff at the background mark Created with Sketch.

World class care is in your backyard. Learn more about our local and nationally renowned physicians.