Is a VBAC considered high risk?

Is a VBAC considered high risk?

Is a VBAC considered high risk?

Some risks of a VBAC are infection, blood loss, and other complications. One rare but serious risk with VBAC is that the cesarean scar on the uterus may rupture (break open). Although a rupture of the uterus is rare, it is very serious and may harm both you and your fetus.

What is an absolute contraindication for a VBAC?

What are the contraindications to VBAC? Planned VBAC is contraindicated in women with previous uterine rupture or classical caesarean scar and in women who have other absolute contraindications to vaginal birth that apply irrespective of the presence or absence of a scar (e.g. major placenta praevia).

When is VBAC not recommended?

Women who have had a low transverse or low vertical incision are usually VBAC candidates. If you’ve had a prior high vertical (classical) incision, VBAC isn’t recommended because of the risk of uterine rupture. Have you ever had a uterine rupture? If so, you’re not a candidate for VBAC .

When should you not have a VBAC?

How long should you wait for a VBAC?

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists generally recommends that everyone wait at least 18 months between pregnancies. If you become pregnant 6 months or less after your cesarean, the risk of uterine rupture, one of the potential complications of a V.B.A.C., is higher.

Why you shouldn’t have a VBAC?

What are the risks of VBAC? While a successful VBAC is associated with fewer complications than an elective repeat C-section, a failed trial of labor after a C-section is associated with more complications, including a uterine rupture.

Who Cannot have a VBAC?

Many health care providers won’t offer VBAC if you’ve had more than two prior C-sections or you have a body mass index of 50 or higher at the time of delivery and you’ve never had a vaginal delivery. VBAC also generally isn’t an option if you are pregnant with triplets or higher order multiples.

Is a repeat C-section safer than a VBAC?