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In the past, after one or two cesarean deliveries (C-sections), vaginal birth could not be considered. At the Family Birth Center, you may have an alternative option.
Trial of labor after cesarean (TOLAC) is a planned or attempted vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). Sometimes, there is a need to change the plan, and a TOLAC results in cesarean birth after cesarean (CBAC). A birth is officially considered a VBAC once the TOLAC results in a vaginal delivery.
For women who have VBAC, the benefits are significant compared to a repeat C-section, including:
Your physician or midwife can help you understand your risk factors and whether or not a TOLAC is a recommended option for you. It may depend on certain personal health factors, such as:
If you have a history of uterine rupture, TOLAC/VBAC is not a safe recommendation for you.