VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean) support has returned to North Texas with the re-launch of a local chapter of ICAN, the International Cesarean Awareness Network. ICAN of North Texas offers support and information for Dallas/Fort Worth mothers on how to prevent unnecessary cesarean births and support safe VBAC.
“Once a cesarean, always a cesarean” is no longer the accurate for childbirth today. ICAN reports: “Studies now prove that VBAC is indeed a safer alternative to a scheduled cesarean birth for mother and baby after a low transverse uterine incision from a prior cesarean delivery.”
“ACOG (the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) says that most women with one previous cesarean delivery are candidates for VBAC and should be counseled about VBAC and offered a trial of labor. However, they have revised their recommendations to include that an obstetrician be immediately available during the labor of a VBAC woman.”
This article was originally published in November 2007.