Vaginal Birth After Caesarean (VBAC)


CPG No.14: Vaginal Birth after Previous Low-segment Caesarean Section

A critical review of the research literature on the management of uncomplicated pregnancy in clients who have had a previous low-segment caesarean section.


Vaginal Birth After Caesarean Mobile App for Midwives

Access to information on the risks, benefits and other relevant considerations for clients considering VBAC. Available on the App Store and Google Play.


Risk Reference Sheet: Mismanagement of Informed Choice Discussions – Vaginal Birth After C-Section (VBAC) (2018)

HIROC's Risk Reference Sheet on VBAC (2018) reviews themes from past incidents and opportunities to avoid similar incidents in the future.


For Clients: Thinking about VBAC: Deciding What's Right for Me

A decision-making tool for clients considering VBAC, providing information and allowing the client to visualize preferences, values and decisional support. This client resource is also available in five other languages.



Sample protocols, submitted by midwifery practices, are available on VBAC for practices to download and adapt. Be sure to tailor the template to reflect current evidence, best practices and practice group / community specific info before use.