Birth after a Caesarean (VBAC)

At Chelsea and Westminster Hospital we recommend that all women who have had one previous uncomplicated caesarean section should plan to have a Vaginal Birth After Caesarean (VBAC). In some cases this is not recommended and you will be referred to a consultant if necessary.

If you have had one uncomplicated casearean section and have no problems in your pregnancy, you will be encouraged to attend the VBAC workshop after your 20-week scan. This workshop will explain the complications of both VBAC and a second caesarean, the aim of this information is to help you make a decision that is right for you. This workshop is informal, informative and interactive and will last for approximately one hour. To book onto the popular workshop, please call the maternity reception on 020 3315 7790.

You will have a second appointment when you are around 30 weeks pregnant in the midwifery-led VBAC clinic. This will be an individual appointment with the VBAC midwife where a discussion on labour and delivery will take place. We will also review your previous notes and talk through your birthing experience. You will not be seen by an obstetrician in the absence of medical conditions.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Louise Kidd and Sandesh Brown VBAC midwives
T: 020 3315 7790
E: vbac.clinic@chelwest.nhs.uk

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