I have had 2 VBAC’s at Saddleback Hospital and encourage mom’s who contact me wanting a hospital VBAC to look into Saddleback. They hold a VBAC class for parents interested in learning more. Here is what one of their Doctors has said.
“For many years, the rule of thumb was ‘once a Cesarean, always a Cesarean.’ As a result, most women who had a baby by this method underwent a repeat Cesarean when they had more children. Subsequently, multiple studies showed that this rule was not necessarily the safest and most satisfying option for many women with a prior Cesarean. Research and recommendations have shown that VBAC should be offered to women in a setting where appropriate support measures and personnel are available. Saddleback Memorial is one of the few hospitals in Orange County to routinely offer this delivery option by providing such support and has achieved greater than an 80 percent success rate in patients undergoing attempted VBAC. Not only does VBAC eliminate the risks of surgery, but it results in a faster recovery for new mothers and can provide a healthier beginning for babies.”
David Lagrew, MD Perinatologist The Women’s Hospital at Saddleback Memorial, Laguna Hills, CA