Vaginal birth after Cesarean section (VBAC)

Vaginal birth after Cesarean section (VBAC)


  • Javed Iqbal
  • Fouzia Nausheen
  • Fozia Ali Bhatti
  • Shahida Sheikh



Cesarean Section. Birth. Vaginal Birth after Cesarean. Trial of Labor. Hospital. Cesarean Section, Repeat. Delivery, Obstetric. Uterine Rupture. Specialties, Surgical.


Aims & Objective: To find out the rate of vaginal delivery after one caesarean section Study Design: Non-interventional, descriptive study Study Setting: Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Allama Iqbal Medical College and Jinnah Hospital, Lahore. Materials and Methods: A trial of vaginal delivery was carried out on 100 patients with previous one caesarean section. Selection criteria were subjects with normal pregnancy, adequate maternal pelvic dimensions vertex presentation and spontaneous onset of labour with previous one uncomplicated LSCS. Patients with classical caesarean section, medical complications, multiple pregnancy, IUGR, placenta previa and extensive myomectomy were excluded from the study. Informed consent was taken from all patients; trail of scar was given with vigilance. Maternal and fetal monitoring was carried out with facility of operation theatre, anaesthesia and paediatrician. Results: Majority of patients was between 20-24 years of age. 58% of the patients were primipara. Successful vaginal delivery was achieved in 72% and rate of repeat section was 28%. Leading indications for repeat section were failure to progress, (50%), fetal distress (28.5%) and scar tenderness (21.43%). No maternal & fetal mortality occurred. Conclusion: Trial of scar after one LSCS should be encouraged with vigilant monitoring provided no obstetric contraindication exists.




How to Cite

Iqbal, J., Nausheen, F., Bhatti, F. A., & Sheikh, S. (2016). Vaginal birth after Cesarean section (VBAC). Annals of King Edward Medical University, 10(2).



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