One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A vaginal birth by a woman who has undergone a caesarean section in a previous pregnancy.‘a doctor will determine if a woman who had a previous C-section is eligible for a VBAC’mass noun ‘low transverse incisions make VBAC safer’as modifier ‘VBAC deliveries’
- ‘The safety of VBAC has been the subject of intense scrutiny.’
- ‘Parents sign a detailed form stating that they fully understand the risks that can occur with a VBAC.’
- ‘The patient told him she wished to abandon her plan for VBAC and undergo another C-section.’
- ‘It was an attempted VBAC.’
- ‘Statistically, VBACs with low-segment scars are considered low-risk.’
- ‘When I got pregnant again I asked about a VBAC.’
- ‘There was a high rate of successful VBAC in this study.’
- ‘Some hospitals are no longer offering VBAC service.’
- ‘I am told that by the time I have my baby, it is likely that VBACs will not be permitted any longer at the hospital nearest to our home.’
1980s: abbreviation of vaginal birth after caesarean.
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