We are very capable obstetricians with lots of Vaginal Birth after Cesarean (VBAC) experience and a high VBAC success rate.
We are not afraid of VBAC but have seen the tragic results of complications of labor after c-section. The guidelines below are designed to both maximize your success at VBAC while maximizing the safety for you and your baby.
- We strongly recommend that a doula be hired
- We require a well-motivated woman and preferably partner too
- Best approach is to wait for spontaneous labor
- Labor should be done in the hospital
- Reasonable to accept repeat c-section if not in labor and an indication for delivery arises such as preeclampsia or oligohydramnios
- Reasonable to accept c-section if no labor by 41-42 weeks
- Reasonable to accept c-section if LGA fetus
- An assessment by anesthesia staff once admitted is required
- IV access is required
- When in labor, only clear liquids/no food, and continuous monitoring is required