Women who have had one or more cesarean sections may want to give birth to their next child vaginally. This birthing option is known as vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). Despite assurances from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) that VBACS are safe, It can be difficult to find a provider or hospital that allows VBACs. Burdett Birth Center offers VBACs. Recently, on our Facebook page, a few moms posted about their experiences having a successful VBAC at Burdett Birth Center. We thought we’d gather a few of their testimonials and share.
“I had a successful VBAC in October 2017. Originally, I was going to VBAC at another hospital because that’s where my oldest was born. When I had my VBAC consult though, the hospitalist said I could ‘try to VBAC,’ but wanted me to schedule a c-section for two days after my due date because she did not think I would ever go into labor on my own. Due to my history, induction (beyond breaking water) was not really an option. Long story short my AMAZING midwives at Capital Region Midwifery suggested moving to Burdett. Not only did I successfully VBAC all 10 lbs. 4 oz and 22 1/2 inches of my second daughter, but my water broke all on its own at almost 42 weeks and labor started spontaneously. My experience at Burdett was incredible.” Angela, Mom
“I had my second VBAC at Burdett a week ago. It was a wonderful experience and my only regret is that I didn’t choose Burdett when I had my other kids!” – Katie, Mom
“I had my first VBAC On August 2, 2019, and it was a successful one! The doctors and nurse I had were very patient and supportive.” – Ashley, Mom
BBC is a hospital that offers VBAC as a birthing option. Many women consider VBAC, but every woman and every birth are different. We put together 5 Questions to Ask Yourself If You’re Considering a VBAC that you should ask yourself and your healthcare provider.
If you have any further questions about vaginal birth after c-section (VBAC), we recommend that you talk with your healthcare provider.