Women who have had a cesarean birth before may be able to give birth vaginally. The decision depends on the type of incision used in the previous cesarean delivery, the number of previous cesarean deliveries, whether you have any conditions that make a vaginal delivery risky, and the type of hospital in which you have your baby, as well as other factors.
If you have had a previous cesarean delivery, you may have two choices about how to give birth again:
- You can have a scheduled cesarean delivery
- You can give birth vaginally. This is called a vaginal birth after cesarean delivery (VBAC).
Talk to your health care provider about your options.