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  • n. Plural form of VBAC.

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  • It has become common for hospitals to prohibit what are known as VBACs (for Vaginal Birth After Caesarean, pronounced VEE-back) for reasons having to do with anesthesia availability and, more tacitly, a fear of lawsuits.

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  • In a statement issued today, the group emphasized that so-called VBACs should be attempted on a case-by-case basis by women who've consulted with their doctors and understand the risks and benefits associated with both vaginal delivery and C-sections.

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  • Terri is the mother of six; 3 caesareans, 2 VBACs and an adoption.

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  • Because of those rare uterine ruptures, the obstetricians 'group has long recommended that only hospitals equipped for immediate emergency C-sections attempt VBACs.

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  • In fact, the hospital in Page, AZ adopted their guidelines banning VBACs because of the way administrators interpreted the original ACOG guidelines suggesting hospitals have a surgeon and anesthesiologist on call during a VBAC.

    Amie Newman: ACOG Says Yes to Vaginal Births After C-Section

  • ACOG likely took into consideration the recent NIH Consensus Development Conference on VBACs in March of this year, from which a statement was developed by a panel of medical experts on the safety of VBACs.

    Amie Newman: ACOG Says Yes to Vaginal Births After C-Section

  • "Given the onerous medical liability climate for ob-gyns, interpretation of The College's earlier guidelines led many hospitals to refuse allowing VBACs altogether," said Dr. Waldman.

    Amie Newman: ACOG Says Yes to Vaginal Births After C-Section

  • VBACs have been treated controversially over the years by hospitals and organizations like ACOG, with guidelines and hospital policies designed to bar women from choosing a "trial of labor" for a birth, even after they've had one or more prior c-sections.

    Amie Newman: ACOG Says Yes to Vaginal Births After C-Section

  • In fact, the chair of the panel of NIH Consensus Conference experts, Dr.F. Gary Cunningham, chair of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, noted in reference to the panels 'findings on the safety of VBACs:

    Amie Newman: ACOG Says Yes to Vaginal Births After C-Section

  • Childbirth Connection is an expert resource on all things related to childbirth, with an unmatched section on their web site on the risks vs. complications on VBACs and C-sections.

    Amie Newman: ACOG Says Yes to Vaginal Births After C-Section

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