Vaginal birth after cesarean section(VBAC) is a safe and reasonable alternative to repeat cesarean.
TOLAC(trial of labor after Cesarean delivery) is attempted vaginal delivery following a previous C-section and about 40% of TOLAC ends up with a repeat c- section but with normal maternal and fetal outcomes.
Benefits of (VBAC):
- Short recovery
- Easier recovery
- Reduced complication
Risks of TOLAC:
- Uterine rupture (rare but serious)
- Maternal Hemorrhage
- Fetal loss
- Increased cesarean section rate(40%)
We agree to TOLAC when:
- The hospital facility is prepared to handle an emergency in a short time
- There should be no relative or absolute contraindication to TOLAC
- Artificially inducing labor is not recommended.
Changes to your Delivery Plan
Encountering complications during your TOLAC can make it unsafe to give birth vaginally. Be receptive to your options and choose the safest delivery route with an open mind.