Three Reasons Women Are Choosing to Have Vaginal Birth After a Cesarean (VBAC)

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Most women have a plan for how they want to welcome their baby into the world, such as who they want by their side, what name they will call the child, and, of course, how they want to deliver. However, due to a number of factors, many women are forced to abandon their plans for a vaginal birth for an emergency c-section. While you might believe that vaginal births are no longer an option after a cesarean birth, that isn’t the case. Dr. Samantha Schoenhaus, board-certified doctor of osteopathic medicine and OBGYN at Essential Women’s Health Associates, helps patients in Henderson and Las Vegas, NV achieve their goal of having a vaginal birth after a cesarean (VBAC).

Vaginal birth is a way of delivering your baby that is natural – instead of a forced surgery that can come with unwanted complications. Here are three reasons women are choosing to have a vaginal birth after a cesarean (VBAC).

1. VBAC offers a quicker recovery.

The first few days and weeks after delivering your baby are crucial – for both you and your baby. For you, you may want to get back to a routine and start to feel like yourself again. Meanwhile, you’ll want to spend precious time bonding with your newborn.

With vaginal birth after a cesarean at Essential Women’s Health Associates in Henderson or Las Vegas, NV, Dr. Schoenhaus helps you avoid needing to navigate the recovery from a cesarean birth. Your body can heal faster – meaning you can spend time on yourself and with your baby.

2. VBAC doesn’t come with a scar on your abdomen.

Nobody wants a huge scar across their abdomen, but with cesarean birth, it’s unavoidable. This requires extra time and care during the healing process, which takes time away from caring for your newborn. It also can leave you feeling self-conscious and less confident in your skin.

When you have a vaginal birth after a cesarean, there’s no scar holding you back. You don’t need to worry about caring for or hiding a major incision on your abdomen – and you can feel confident in how you look and feel.

3. VBAC doesn’t lead to surgical complications.

Any surgery comes with risks. While cesarean births are sometimes required to keep you and your baby safe, they also come with risks – for both you and your baby. For the mom, cesarean births can lead to infection, postpartum hemorrhage, and even bad reactions to anesthesia. For your baby, they can experience breathing problems or even injury during surgery.

Vaginal birth after a cesarean doesn’t come with those unwanted surgical risks. As a result, you can feel safe and reassured during your VBAC at Essential Women’s Health Associates.

Make your appointment for a VBAC in Las Vegas, NV

If you’ve had a cesarean section in the past, you might think there are no other options for welcoming your baby into the world. Fortunately, at Essential Women’s Health Associates in Las Vegas or Henderson, NV, you can stick to the birth plan you want with vaginal birth after cesarean. What’s more, you can feel confident in the care of Dr. Samantha Schoenhaus, board-certified doctor of osteopathic medicine and OBGYN. Call us today to see if you qualify for a VBAC, so you can have the birthing experience you’ve always desired.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.