Vaginal Birth After Cesarean: New Insights – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. The past decade has witnessed a decline in the number of women who opt for a vaginal birth after cesarean, or VBAC – a procedure where a woman who has had a previous cesarean delivery delivers vaginally. An independent panel convened by the NIH met recently to review data on VBACs. Dr. Gary Cunningham served as panel chair.
Dr. Cunningham: What we found was that the use or the employment of a vaginal delivery after caesarean with a trial of labor is certainly a safe alternative for the majority of women who have had one prior cesarean section.
Narrator: For more information about the panel’s updated draft state-of-the-science statement 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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