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Vaginal Birth After Cesarean

At NYU Langone, our doctors frequently assist women interested in having a vaginal birth after cesarean, or VBAC, in which a baby is delivered vaginally after a woman has had a previous cesarean birth. Our experts evaluate all women who request VBAC to ensure they’re good candidates.

Because VBAC carries an increased risk of complications for both the mother and the baby, our doctors discuss the risks and the benefits with you to determine whether VBAC is the best choice. Most women who elect to have VBAC at NYU Langone do so successfully.

Treatment for Vaginal Birth After Cesarean

Doctors at NYU Langone monitor labor closely to ensure that VBAC remains the best option for a mother and child. Throughout labor, our doctors check the baby’s heart rate and the mother’s uterine contractions. If complications arise, our surgeons are prepared and equipped to immediately perform a cesarean delivery.

Our Research and Education in Vaginal Birth After Cesarean

Learn more about our research and professional education opportunities.