As the only OB/GYN in the area to offer VBAC, you can rely on the experience of Joni Canby, DO to assist you in choosing a vaginal birth after you’ve had a C-section. At Progressive Women’s Center in Boardman, Ohio, Dr. Canby and her compassionate staff provide comprehensive pregnancy care and can assist you with a safe vaginal delivery if you qualify for a VBAC services. Learn more about VBAC services by calling the Boardman office or using the convenient online booking feature.
Vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) is a service that enables you to have a vaginal birth if you’ve had a C-section with a previous pregnancy. While you can choose to have another C-section, some women prefer to have a choice between a vaginal birth or another cesarean delivery.
Dr. Canby can determine if you’re a good candidate for VBAC after a review of your medical history and an evaluation of existing conditions, such as the presence of scar tissue or other risk factors.
You may wish to consider VBAC if you plan to have more children in the future. Having a vaginal birth reduces your risk for complications, such as scarring, that could result in the need for other C-sections.
You may also benefit from a VBAC if you want:
Dr. Canby evaluates all aspects of your health to ensure a VBAC is the right choice for you based on your existing needs and your family plans.
You may not qualify for VBAC if you have a high vertical uterine incision with a previous C-section or if you previously experienced a rupture of your uterus.
Certain types of uterine surgery, such as surgery to remove fibroids, can also reduce the likelihood of a successful VBAC.
In many cases, VBAC may have fewer risks than electing to have another C-section. However, Dr. Canby discusses your risks during your consultation based on your specific situation.
Delivering vaginally after a C-section can result in a uterine rupture. There is also a risk for uterine tears during labor, which may result in the need for a C-section to deliver the baby.
For mothers that experience a complex rupture in the uterus or who has uncontrollable bleeding during delivery, Dr. Canby may need to remove the uterus completely, a procedure known as a hysterectomy. This type of situation means you can’t get pregnant in the future.
To find out if VBAC is right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Canby using the online booking feature or by calling the Boardman office today.