The case for vaginal birth after caesarean

Caesareans are often unavoidable when midwives and obstetricians are trying to save a mother and baby’s lives.

But what happens for subsequent births? Are women more likely to attempt a natural birth, or do they default to what they know?

There is currently a push for women who previously give birth by caesarean to have a natural birth the second time round. It’s known as VBAC or vaginal birth after caesarean.

It’s not completely risk free, but the risks are much less severe than you’d think. Jake Morcom reports.

Image: Raúl Hernández González on Flickr.

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