e procedure is allowed by his current insurer.
Some doctors fear that the cesarean scar may rupture from contractions during a vaginal delivery or that the uterus may rupture, but that’s rare, Ryan said.
"VBAC is not for everybody, but the success rates are reasonable and the risks are fairly low,” he said.
Dr. Eric Knudtson, a maternal fetal specialist at OU Medical Center, said C-sections also pose significant risks such as infection and blood loss.
"Most women want the experience of vaginal delivery,” he said. "But there’s less access and less willingness on the part of the physicians.”
Of women who try VBAC, 60 to 80 percent succeed and are able to give birth vaginally, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
English said women need to be educated about their options and question policies they believe are unfair.
"A woman has a right to bear her children in the way she deems fit,” she said.