A vaginal birth after cesarean delivery is simply a vaginal delivery after a woman’s already had a child via cesarean section. Many women are able to safely and successfully deliver a baby vaginally after they’ve already had a cesarean section, but such a delivery does have a higher chance of complication.
Therefore, women who want to have a vaginal birth after a cesarean section should see a high-risk pregnancy specialist. Every delivery is unique, and a specialist can assess a woman’s particular pregnancy to make sure it’s safe to try a vaginal birth. A specialist can also handle any complications that may arise during delivery.
A vaginal birth after cesarean delivery may also be called a VBAC "vee-back".
Because having a vaginal birth after cesarean section is considered a high-risk pregnancy, women should see physicians and midwives that are trained in this area. Midwives are trained to help women through low-risk pregnancies, but they aren’t able to perform emergency C-sections. At North Pointe, we always have a physician on call in the event of an emergency.
Emergency C-sections are rarely necessary, but a provider needs to be able to perform one if complications arise. With the proper people and resources in place, doctors are prepared to handle any complications that may arise.
Having a vaginal birth after a cesarean section is a lot like having a low-risk vaginal birth in a hospital. There is little difference in prenatal care. During labor, a woman who is having a VBAC may be more closely monitored, but this is usually the only noticeable difference.
At North Pointe OB/GYN, we accept most major medical insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed here.
"North pointe ob is great! Doctor B. is the best and everyone else is very nice as well. All of the doctors are the best and everyone makes you feel comfortable."
"We have been seeing Dr. Barrett and he is top notch and highly recommend him and the rest of the North Pointe family. We are proud to call North Pointe our home!"
"Dr. Walsh is the best! She's been my gynecologist for the past 5 years. She's always very professional and kind. I trust her opinion very much."
"Friendly staff in front and back office. Everyone cares about their patients here and always have a pleasant experience with each person at every visit."
"I have not used the ob side as my baby is about to be 21 but Dr Walsh has been my gyn for several years. I love her. My 2 adult daughters also see her and love her. "
"My husband and I love Dr. Barrett, Walsh and Lambert, I have been with them since 2007 and can't say enough good about them. They have delivered 3 beautiful girls..."
"I have been with North Pointe OB/Gyn for awhile now . All the doctors, midwives, nurses, front desk /back desk nurses, ultrasound tech are all friendly..."
"Dr. Lambert was truly amazing when I went into labor. We had a VBAC plan and he was incredibly patient, even though labor took a total of 36 hours. He didn't give up.."
"Dr. Lambert and her staff get to know everyone by first name and they listen to everything you tell them. They give awesome advice..."
"I have been a patient of Dr. Lambert for 13yrs. Dr.Lambert delivered my son and my daughter was born by a midwife at his practice 3 yrs ago. They are all great!"
"I have been with NPOBGYN last 5 years and I love Dr. Walsh and the whole practice!"
"Great place. Staff is very professional and extremely friendly"
"I remember my very first visit at North Pointe in 2012 when I had a miscarriage. My heart was broken but Dr Lambert hugged my neck and told me everything will be OK."