Attempting a Trial of Labor After Cesarean
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Plymouth OB/GYN & Midwifery is committed to providing patients with the best, safest options for their labor and delivery. Women who had one cesarean delivery in the past have the option to plan a second cesarean or to plan a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). There are risks and benefits to each, and we will help you make the decision that is right for you and your family.
If you select to attempt a trial of labor after cesarean (TOLAC), we suggest calling when contractions are regular and uncomfortable, so that we can monitor your baby. Women who have had a previous cesarean have a uterine scar, which rarely can give way and result in uterine rupture. We are cautious in managing your labor, requesting continuous monitoring, limiting the length of your pregnancy and labor, and avoiding induction of labor. We have an excellent success rate. If you are interested in TOLAC, please schedule a consultation with an obstetrician at BID Plymouth's OB/GYN & Midwifery.