The national cesarean section rate has climbed to over 30%, meaning that more women than ever before are delivering by C section. Many of these women are told that once they have a C section, their next delivery will need to be by cesarean as well. This is not always the case. Obstetricians & Gynecologists is pleased to be able to offer vaginal delivery after a cesarean section (VBAC) to selected patients at Mary Lanning Hospital in Hastings. We are the only providers in the region who are offering this service.
The benefits of a VBAC are numerous. The patient can avoid major surgery, return to work or other activities quicker, and is at lower risk for complications during her hospital stay. For many women this is an appealing proposition. However, a VBAC is not without its own unique risks and not all patients are candidates. Each patient will need to have a detailed discussion with her doctor regarding her specific situation.
The specialists at Obstetricians & Gynecologists have a long history of providing the highest level of obstetric care to their patients. We are pleased to be able to continue to offer VBAC deliveries to women seeking this option. Please contact our office for an appointment to discuss this delivery option.