VBAC stands for ‘vaginal birth after caesarean’. It is the term used when a woman gives birth vaginally, having had a caesarean delivery in the past. Vaginal birth includes birth assisted by forceps or ventouse (see Ventouse and Forceps delivery section).
An elective caesarean means a planned caesarean. The date is usually planned in advance at your hospital antenatal visit. The caesarean delivery usually happens in the seven days before your due date, unless there is a reason why you or your baby need an earlier delivery.
The advantages of a successful VBAC include: