Vaginal birth after Cesarean (VBAC) rate
Vaginal birth refers to a mother delivering her baby through her vagina. A Cesarean delivery refers to the surgical removal of a baby through an incision in the mother’s abdomen. Vaginal birth after Cesarean (VBAC) is used to describe a vaginal delivery of a child when the mother has delivered a baby through Cesarean delivery in a previous pregnancy.
There are no nationally-agreed standards on when VBAC is appropriate. However, many women prefer to avoid a surgical delivery when possible, and some women discuss the possibility of VBAC with their obstetricians.
About this measure
This measure tracks the number of vaginal births per 100 patients who had a surgical delivery during a previous pregnancy.