Just so, is cesarean section safer?
A C-section is the surgical delivery of a baby that involves making incisions in the mother’s abdominal wall and uterus. Generally considered safe, C-sections do have more risks than vaginal births. Plus, moms can go home sooner and recover quicker after a vaginal delivery.
What are the chances of dying from a C section?
Cesarean section now accounts for about 25% of all births in the United States. The chance of dying from a c/section, which is a major abdominal surgery, is about 20 out of 100,000. Although this is not exceptionally high, it is higher than the chance of dying from a vaginal delivery.
Is it possible to have a normal delivery after C section?
That said, it’s impossible to predict with any certainty who will be able to have a vaginal delivery and who will end up with a repeat c-section. Attempting a VBAC is called a trial of labor after cesarean (TOLAC). Overall, about 60 to 80 percent of women who attempt a VBAC deliver vaginally.