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Who can have a vaginal delivery after a previous c-section?

Who can  have a vaginal delivery after a previous c-section?

VBAC Candidate: Any patient who has a good chance to deliver vaginally (no previa, prior vag del, nl transverse scar, etc) is a good candidate. But, you need to labor in a facility equipped to perform emergent c-sections in case of dehiscence or rupture of the uterus.Your OB can tell you if you're a good candidate, keep you safe in labor, & have the ability to perform a quick "vaginal bypass" if needed. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Brian Enggano
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Vaginal Delivery (Definition)

Vaginal delivery is the natural method of delivery for humans. A vaginal delivery can be assisted through the use of a vaccum or forceps. The average hospital stay after an uncomplicated vaginal delivery ...Read more


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How successful is a vaginal delivery after a previous c-section?

How successful is a vaginal delivery after a previous c-section?

40: Success rates depends on if you had any other prior vaginal deliveries. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a vaginal delivery after a previous c-section?

Is it possible to have a vaginal delivery after a previous c-section?

VBAC: It is and is often a great option! there are limitations and various reasons why a vaginal birth after c/s would be dangerous. If you are interested in vbac then you should share your desire with your provider to see if you are a candidate. ...Read more

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Complications led to a previous c-section, is it dangerous to attempt a vaginal delivery for my new pregnancy?

Complications led to a previous c-section, is it dangerous to attempt a vaginal delivery for my new pregnancy?

Maybe...depends...: You are at higher risk when you have an old incision on the uterus whether it be from prior removal of a fibroid or a c-section. The fear is that it may open up causing uterine rupture. With that said, the risk of uterine rupture depends on the location and number of the previous old incision(s). At the same time, there are risks to repeat c-sections as well. Discuss all options with your md. ...Read more

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Can I know range for vaginal delivery or c section are they expensive?

Can I know range for vaginal delivery or c section are they expensive?

See Link below: The cost is highly variable. The charge for an uncomplicated cesarean section is about $17,859. An uncomplicated vaginal birth costs about $10,657. You can find this data broken down by national average, year and state here: http://transform.childbirthconnection.org/resources/datacenter/chargeschart/statecharges/ Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is vaginal delivery safe for twins? I read lots of articles wich says it is ok and even better than c-section.

Depends : Vaginsl delivery is the preferred route of delivery for twins but certain criteria must be met to qualify. The list is long and your doctor can help guide you through. ...Read more

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What are the risks of a vaginal delivery after c-section?

What are the risks of a vaginal delivery after c-section?

Uterine rupture: Any incisions on the uterus from previous myomectomies or a c-sections puts you at risk for a uterine rupture when your contractions start during labor of your next pregnancy. If the old scar opens up, massive bleeding can occur and lead to catastrophic consequences for you and your baby. For this reason, a c-section may be a better option. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Pros/cons of c-section vs. assisted vaginal delivery? Baby persistently locked in posterior position, estimated 8lbs+.

Pros/cons of c-section vs. assisted vaginal delivery? Baby persistently locked in posterior position, estimated 8lbs+.

Depends: That is a decision that would need to be made in the moment. Many women can deliver vaginally with no problem from the occiput posterior position. If the baby can not be delivered with pushing then options of forceps, vacuum and c section should be considered. The size of the baby, the shape of the pelvis, the position of head and the experience of the doctor are all important considerations ...Read more

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I have a low lying placenta but dr said yes to a vaginal delivery.What are the chances i will have to end up having a c-section?

I have a low lying placenta but dr said yes to a vaginal delivery.What are the chances i will have to end up having a c-section?

Defer to Doctor: You are asking us to completely guess. We do not have the scans nor your history nor an examination. In this case we have to defer to the professional caring for you in person. ...Read more

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If amniotic sac is intact during vaginal delivery or c section, Are chances of AMniotic Fluid Embolisim basically zero chance?

If amniotic sac is intact during vaginal delivery or c section, Are chances of AMniotic Fluid Embolisim basically zero chance?

Yes: Actually, AFE is quite a rare event and, to a degree, independent of a patient's ruptured status. The general idea is that there is a breech and/or permeability of the of the natural blood-amniotic barriers. This allows products of pregnancy to, unaturally, enter the maternal circulation and cause catatrophic events (primarily in the lungs), culminating in death, oftentimes. ...Read more