Natural delivery after a cesarean

Natural delivery after a cesarean

One of the doubts that many women have after having given birth through a cesarean section, is whether they can have a baby again but naturally. Until recently, this was considered impossible due to the risk of uterine rupture, but studies that have been carried out have shown that the chances of having a successful vaginal delivery are around 75%.

Either way, it is beneficial to talk about the chances we have after giving birth by cesarean section. Today I will tell you the experience of a close friend. In her first pregnancy, she was diagnosed with an occlusive placenta previa, the media that saw her ultrasound told her that the baby would be delivered by cesarean section. And, indeed, it was.

One of the things the doctor told her was that she shouldn’t get pregnant again for the next two years. When she considered being a mom again, she wondered if it would be possible to give birth naturally this second time. So many doubts arose. When asking the gynecologist, I commented that several factors could come into play. Among them are:

  • The medical procedure that was done during the cesarean section.

  • The prenatal control that is done during the second pregnancy.

  • At the time of delivery, it is necessary to intervene as little as possible, and avoid that it is prolonged in an excessive way.

  • On the part of the patient, the most important thing is to respect the deadline after the cesarean section to guarantee a good healing of the uterus.


After having gone through an almost idyllic childbirth, the moment arrived. Her waters broke, she was admitted to the hospital immediately, and within the next two hours the contractions began steadily.

However, the dilation started slowly. So the epidural was applied. After applying the epidural, she began to dilate rapidly and gave birth naturally. It was a quick and uncomplicated procedure. So I believe that each head is a world. What may work for one person may not work for another.

If you have previously had a cesarean section and want to give birth naturally in your second delivery, you will have to consult with your obstetrician and see what chances you have of this happening


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