Once a caesarean, not always a caesarean: tips for planning VBAC

So, you have previously had a caesarean and are now planning your next birth.


There is much to weigh up when considering your birth options after having a caesarean. Anyone who finds themselves in this situation will likely be looking for the best and safest option for themselves and for their baby, and will be considering whether to have a repeat caesarean or to attempt a vaginal birth after (their earlier) caesarean - commonly referred to as VBAC.

Looking at all your options can help you plan a positive birth experience. Many mums choose to have a repeat caesarean, while many other mums plan a VBAC.

So how do you make these decisions to help you plan a positive birth - whatever your chosen path is?