Birth after a Previous Caesarean

Vaginal Birth After Caesarean (VBAC)

Vaginal Birth after Caesarean (VBAC) is the term used when a woman gives birth vaginally, having had a caesarean birth in the past. Vaginal birth includes birth assisted by forceps or ventouse.

Elective Repeat Caesarean Birth

An elective caesarean is a planned caesarean. The date is usually planned in advance, the caesarean birth usually happens in the seven days before your due date, unless there is a reason (related to you or your baby) why your baby needs to be born earlier.