Vaginal Birth After Cesarean: New Insights – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Women aren’t always given the option to attempt a vaginal birth after having had a cesarean delivery. This, says Dr. Gary Cunningham – panel chair for a recent conference – is one of the reasons why fewer women undergo a VBAC: or vaginal birth after cesarean.
Dr. Cunningham: Another problem has been the voice of many women who have bemoaned the fact that they have not had access to care where a trial of labor can be offered as an alternative to an operative delivery. And this, of course, is mirrored by the fact that the VBAC rate in the United States is diminished in the last almost fifteen years.
Narrator: For details on VBAC, visit the website consensus.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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