VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean)

“VBAC: A second chance for a natural birth.”

Had a C Section in your previous pregnancy? Have you lost hope of ever giving birth vaginally? Trust us, you still may have a chance at vaginal delivery. VBAC, or Vaginal Birth After Cesarean is a reality for women. 

Many mothers desire a vaginal birth after a cesarean (VBAC) for various reasons, including wanting a more natural birthing experience, quicker recovery, and a lower risk of complications. In recent years, VBAC has gained popularity as a safe and viable option for mothers who want to avoid a repeat cesarean section.

We at Giggles Hospital understand your delivery preferences. We provide all the required support and medical facilities to let you have a safe VBAC experience.


There are several advantages associated with VBAC as compared to a repeat Cesarean delivery. A few reasons why women like to consider VBAC as a delivery method include:

  1. Avoiding surgery
  2. No risk of surgical complications
  3. Quicker recovery
  4. Shorter hospital stay
  5. Not missing out on a natural birthing experience
  6. Advantages for future pregnancies

Are you eligible for VBAC?

Whether you are eligible for a VBAC depends on several factors. Our qualified medical team has years of experience in helping women have a vaginal birth after a cesarean. For this, our patients go through a careful evaluation process before we allow them a Trial Of Labour After Cesarean (TOLAC). Here are a few factors that will be considered:

  1. The reason for the previous cesarean
  2. The type of uterine incision
  3. The presence of any current medical conditions
  4. The baby’s gestational age and size. 

In addition to the abovementioned factors, doctors at Giggles Hospital will carefully evaluate individual cases throughout their pregnancies to offer them a safe chance at VBAC.

Risks associated with VBAC

VBAC has fewer risks associated with it when compared to a major surgery like a C Section. However, like any medical procedure, some risks and complications may occur. A few of these include:

  1. Foetal distress
  2. Bleeding
  3. Infection
  4. The need for an emergency C-section
  5. Uterine rupture

Uterine ruptures may not be common, but it is one of the most life-threatening risks associated with VBAC, which is why our doctors cautiously evaluate every VBAC candidate before they go for a Trial of labour after cesarean (TOLAC). We also prudently monitor the mother and the baby during labour to ensure any risk is avoided and we get a safe delivery. 

Advice for women who are considering VBAC

If you have a history of a C-section and want to try for a VBAC, here is what our doctors at best Women And Children Hospital in Vizag would advise you:

  1. We strongly recommend you have a discussion with our doctors about your options, concerns, and expectations for VBAC early in your pregnancy.
  2. Provide all the necessary information as asked by the doctor, including records of your previous C-section and any other uterine procedures. This allows our doctor to evaluate your chances for a successful VBAC.
  3. Religiously get yourself monitored throughout your pregnancy on a regular basis to keep a check on any sudden complications.
  4. Follow all the instructions your doctor provides.
  5. Our doctors at Best Women And Children Hospital in Kukatpally will try their best to let you have a safe VBAC experience. However, be prepared for any unplanned complications or change of plan. In the end, it is your safety and that of the baby that matters.

Our Doctors

Dr. Batchu Sowdamini

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Dr. Radhika Jupally

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Dr. Padmaja S

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Frequently Asked Questions

Following a cesarean delivery, scarring occurs on both the skin and uterus. Some uterine scars carry a higher risk of rupture during a subsequent vaginal birth after a cesarean (VBAC). This is why it becomes crucial to know what type of uterine scar you have from your previous C-section before you attempt a VBAC.

Having a VBAC would depend on several factors related to your previous C section as well as how things progress with the current labour. Our doctors will discuss the risks and benefits with you before trying for a VBAC.

VBAC has fewer risks as compared to a repeat C-section. The biggest risk associated with a VBAC is that of uterine rupture. Other risks include infection, blood loss, and other complications. 

Not everyone is a candidate for VBAC. You will need to work with your doctor and discuss your medical history and current medical situation before you are deemed a candidate for VBAC.

Maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. Discuss your situation with your doctor and follow the doctor’s advice to increase your chances of a successful VBAC.
Going for a VBAC requires doctors who are willing to take that extra step with you. If you are looking for a Gynecology doctor near me, considering a VBAC and want the support and care of experienced medical professionals, contact Giggles Hospital today to schedule a consultation with our team. We are committed to offering customised care and support to help you achieve a safe and successful VBAC.