Definitions

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  • n. A vaginal birth undertaken with precautionary measures subsequent to a cesarean section birth.

Etymologies

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Initialism of vaginal birth after cesarean.

Examples

  • (If you don't understand what I am talking about, look up VBAC policies and restrictions - even though the risk of VBAC is comparable to the risk of repeat surgery, the choice is often removed from the hands of the mother) amocksun

    Shark Caesarean Section » E-Mail

  • About 15 years ago, nearly 30 percent of women who'd had one C-section were delivering their next babies vaginally, a trend called VBAC, which is short for "vaginal birth after cesarean."

    KWTX - HomePage - Headlines

  • Last spring, a National Institutes of Health panel strongly urged steps to reverse that trend, saying a third of hospitals and half of doctors ban women from attempting what's called VBAC, for "vaginal birth after cesarean."

    New Guidelines Aim To Reduce Repeated C-sections

  • Plans that pay attention to this so-called VBAC rate are more likely to go to extra lengths to reduce risk in childbirth.

    Does Your Hmo Stack Up?

  • As a woman with a previous cesarean myself, I feel strongly that all women should be given information on the risks and benefits of vaginal birth after cesarean referred to as VBAC and allowed to make their own decisions.

    Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth

  • It is called a VBAC-vaginal birth AFTER cesarean!!!

    Angelina Jolie Uncensored!: Vanity Fair

  • The most serious, and rarest, complication that can occur during a VBAC is a symptomatic separation of a previous uterine scar a rupture.

    OUR BODIES, OURSELVES

  • Both ACOG and the American College of Nurse Midwives agree that women who want to try to have a vaginal delivery after having had a first baby by Caesarean section known as a VBAC should be in the hospital.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Fifteen years ago, nearly 3 in 10 women who had a first C-section were able to deliver their next baby vaginally, a trend called VBAC for "vaginal birth after cesarean."

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • Last spring, a National Institutes of Health panel strongly urged steps to reverse that trend, saying one-third of hospitals and half of doctors ban women from attempting what's called VBAC, for "vaginal birth after cesarean."

    The Seattle Times

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