Vaginal birth after caesarean section is and has been for a long time a safe option for mother and babies. Uterine rupture rates are uncommon (approximately one in 300). Certain criteria need to be met to make vaginal birth after caesarean section safe. Spontaneously labour and continuous fetal monitoring are both advisable.
Induction of labour increases the risk of uterine rupture. Women who have had a non reoccurring indication for their first delivery by caesarean section should with good management have a success rate in the order of seventy five percent if they attempt a VBAC.