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A 48-year-old member asked:

Is a vbac really safer than a c section. i have had 4 kids all vaginal except last one 20 months ago.he was breech..im 6 months pregnant now..

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Dr. Edward Evans
Neonatology 20 years experience
Safer for whom: Vbac's are very controversial in medicine. At one point almost no one was delivering vaginally after c/s. Now more are performed. For mom clearly the risks are greater for vbac. C/s generally safe. However emergent research is showing benefits for babies born vaginally including reduced asthma and allergies. The decision should really be made with OB based on your personal risks.
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Last updated Nov 21, 2014


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