Vaginal Birth After Cesarean
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If you have already delivered a baby by C-section, you may be able to decide whether to attempt a vaginal birth during your next pregnancy. Prior to making this decision, your physician should determine whether you are a good candidate for this method of delivery. Unfortunately, some vaginal births after a C-section end with tragic injuries and damages.
If you or your baby were injured due to unreasonable medical mistakes by your healthcare provider, talk to a Baltimore birth injury attorney from Murphy, Falcon & Murphy by calling 410.983.6266.
Why Women Consider VBAC
A vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) can be advantageous for many reasons including a shorter recovery time than a repeat C-section, and a stronger birth experience. It is also the less risky option if more children are expected in the future.
Chances for a successful VBAC are higher if the following are in place:
- A history of only one previous low transverse uterine incision
- A healthy pregnancy and healthy baby
- Prior C-section factors are no longer present
- Labor begins on time or reasonably before your due date
- Previous success with vaginal deliveries
Chances for a successful VBAC are lower if the following are in place:
- A delivery occurring past your due date
- An unusually large baby
- A history of two or more C-sections
Occasionally, serious complications may arise from a VBAC, including a uterine rupture. Rarely, the uterus may tear along the scar line of a previous C-section, in which case emergency action must be taken to save both the mother and the baby.
Injured? Contact Murphy, Falcon & Murphy Now.
Because our lawyers come from a wide variety of backgrounds, our firm is able to draw on diverse experiences to strengthen our cases. We have settled multi-million dollar claims on behalf of several families and are not intimidated by the teams of lawyers hospitals employ to defend their institutions. Our Baltimore birth injury lawyers are deeply committed to fighting for the rights of each and every client. If your pregnancy or delivery resulted in injuries to you or your child, give us a call today to see how we can help.
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