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Does the povider offer vbac (vaginal birth after previous cessarean section)?

Does the povider offer vbac (vaginal birth after previous cessarean section)?

No: Due to a combination of hospital policies and practicing at several hospitals in the community our practice does not feel that we can currently provide for vbac or tolac safely at this time. This may change in the future. ...Read more

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Dr. Roger Sherman
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Vbac (Definition)

Vbac stands for vaginal birth after cesarean. Because the uterine muscle has a scar from the prior surgery, and scar tissue isn't as strong as unscarred tissue, there are some additional risks to attempting a vaginal delivery after a cesarean. <1% of patients attempting vbac will have a complication ...Read more


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What is a vaginal birth after c-section (vbac)?

What is a vaginal birth after c-section (vbac)?

Risky for baby.: Vbac is what you get if your gamble pays off - and you avoid a second cesarean section. Keep in mind that this gamble involves an ~10-fold higher risk of fetal/neonatal death compared to a scheduled prelabor second c-section and may only be justified if you plan to have more pregnancies and do not wish the risks of multiple c-sections. Discuss these issues with your obstetrician. ...Read more

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26 y/o 2 natural vaginal births, >2hrs of labor, 3rd was csection due to baby being 4wks past due. Transverse incision. Should i think about a vbac?

26 y/o 2 natural vaginal births, >2hrs of labor, 3rd was csection due to baby being 4wks past due. Transverse incision. Should i think about a vbac?

Maybe: This is a question better answered by your ob.Hopefully, s/he would know if there were any findings on your last delivery that might suggest problems with a vbac. Most women in good health with prior successful vaginal deliveries can successfully deliver vbac. ...Read more

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What is a better option, vaginal birth orna csection? Does the vagina go back to normal after birth? What are the changes that happen?

What is a better option, vaginal birth orna csection? Does the vagina go back to normal after birth? What are the changes that happen?

It depends: In an uncomplicated pregnancy (healthy mother with normal anatomy and well developed stable fetus), vaginal delivery is ideal (this is how nature intended it to be!!). C-sections are necessary in some cases to preserve the health of both mother and baby, but this is still a significant surgery which should not be taken lightly. ...Read more

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Scared of birth need help havimg a vaginal birth?

Scared of birth need help havimg a vaginal birth?

Lamaze Class: I recommend participating in a Lamaze class or meeting with a Lamaze counselor to help you overcome your fear of a vaginal child birth. You might also consider hiring a Doula - people trained to help support the mother (and father) throughout the childbirth process. Good Luck! ...Read more

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What are my chances of having a successful vaginal birth?

Hard to say: A learned answer depends on the amount of data we have to review.The only data we have for review is the assumption that you are female and 36 yo. General health history, surgical history, and findings of a physical exam are not available for us to review and would all factor into a response. ...Read more

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Do babies get ivh from vaginal birth?

Do babies get ivh from vaginal birth?

IVH...: ...Is usually a problem in severe preemies, and is common in c-section preemies as well. ...Read more

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Can i get an IUD if i've never had a vaginal birth?

Can i get an IUD if i've never had a vaginal birth?

Yes: IUDs can be used by most women, including those who have never been pregnant ...Read more

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If I have perineum issues, will I have issues with vaginal birth?

If I have perineum issues, will I have issues with vaginal birth?

Yes.: Vaginal birth frequently involves lacerations or episiotomy of the maternal perineum if you have crohn's disease with perianal fistulae prelabor cesarean section is the way to go. Talk to your obstetrician! ...Read more

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How long after giving vaginal birth does episiotomy take to heal?

How long after giving vaginal birth does episiotomy take to heal?

Up to 6 weeks: The superficial stitches part will heal in 7-10 days. The underneath part can take a few weeks to feel normal again. ...Read more

Vaginal Birth (Definition)

A vaginal birth is one in which the baby passes thru the cervical opening into the vagina and out the vaginal opening. Sometimes naturally, or sometimes with assistance with forceps or vacuum extraction to assist moving the baby's head thru a vaginal area ...Read more