Induction for VBAC

Cynthia Flynn's picture


Dear Midwife,
I had a c-section with my first baby and now I'm pregnant again.

I think I want to try a VBAC. But I've been reading that pitocin can increase the risk of problems with a VBAC.

If I don't go into labor will a doctor use pitocin or just perform another c-section?


There are many factors that go into this decision, but under no circumstances with the doctor "just perform another c-section." Major abdominal surgery is your decision, and yours alone, as long as you are conscious. I'd suggest that you visit for more information about VBAC and how to increase your chances of having a healthy delivery. Good luck!

--Cynthia, CNM. PhD.