Delivering your baby

Delivering Your Baby

Learn which options for delivering your baby are best for you.

At North Shore Associates in Gynecology and Obstetrics we offer vaginal delivery, VBAC, and C-section.

Our goal with you is to help you understand your options for delivering your baby and help you make the best choice for you.
We encourage creating a birth plan together with you so your caregivers understand your preferences during delivery.

While each family’s situation is unique, here is some general information about each option. For other questions about pregnancy you can look through our obstetrics blogs or contact us.

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Vaginal Delivery

Vaginal delivery is always our first choice, and it’s a viable choice for many women. It’s the most common and safest type of delivery. For women who are low-risk, with normal pregnancies that don’t have complications, natural childbirth is a great option.

During the vaginal delivery, our goal is that the baby delivers without any need for intervention from us. However, if needed, we’ll use forceps or vacuum delivery to help guide the baby safely through the birth canal.

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It was once believed that after a woman had a C-section, she could only have C-sections for any new deliveries. Today 60% – 80% of women who try a vaginal birth after C-section (VBAC) are successful. Check out our blog, VBAC – Am I a Good Candidate for more information.
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A C-section is a surgical procedure to deliver your baby. There are many reasons why you might have a C-section, and there are many factors to consider. If you’d like to have a planned C-section, we’ll help you understand the benefits and risks so you can make the best choice for you. In certain circumstances, we may need to recommend an unplanned C-section, and in certain rare cases, we’ll need to do an emergency C-section. Regardless of your choice, we’re with you every step of the way.
Our OBGYNs and midwives have extensive experience in all types of deliveries and helping families choose the best option for them.