Essential new evidence regarding vaginal birth after cesarean.
VBAC, pronounced "vee-back", refers to a vaginal birth after a cesarean section.
Once a woman has experienced a cesarean birth and is pregnant again, she has two possible birth options - a repeat cesarean section or a VBAC.
In the USA, cesarean birth ranks as the most commonly performed major operation. About one third of women giving birth experience cesarean sections.
However, current evidence shows that the majority of women can have safe vaginal births after a prior cesarean.
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The American Pregnancy Association, http://www.americanpregnancy.org/labornbirth/vbac.html, retrieved 29/08/2010
Vaginal Birth After Cesarean: New Insights, Structured Abstract. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/clinic/tp/vbacuptp.htm
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. (2010, July 21). Ob-Gyns Issue Less Restrictive VBAC Guidelines. Retrieved 29 August 2010, from ACOG: http://www.acog.org/from_home/publications/press_releases/nr07-21-10-1.cfm
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. (2010). ACOG Practice Bulletin No. 115: Vaginal Birth After Previous Cesarean Delivery. Washington DC. http://blog.ican-online.org/2010/07/21/ican-responds-to-new-acog-guidelines-on-vbac/
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