The Latest in Vaginal Births After Cesarean

Below is a state map for the 2018 VBAC rates. As you can see, the Atlantic South has the lowest VBAC rates:

Additionally, VBAC rates have decreased since the late 1990s:

2017 VBAC rate differs according to a variety of demographic information.

Below, we see how the VBAC rate varies by race/ethnicity:

Here we see that there is not a lot of variation in VBAC rate by education:

There is a wide variety in VBAC rate by age category:

  • Check out this article from PBS about difficulties facing women who want to have a VBAC. 
  • This facebook page, run by the Maternity Safety Foundation
  • According to Listening to Mothers III, almost half of women with a prior cesarean section are interested in  VBACS, but only 14% of these women had a VBAC. Click here to read the full report. 
  • Here is the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists resources list for VBACS