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Portsmouth Regional Hospital’s Seacoast Family Care Services to offer VBACs starting January 1, 2017

Portsmouth Regional Hospital December 29, 2016

Portsmouth Regional Hospital’s Seacoast Family Care Services is providing expectant mothers a new birthing option starting January 1, 2017. Women expecting a child will now have the option for a VBAC – a trial of labor after cesarean (TOLAC), also known as Vaginal Birth after Cesarean (VBAC). Portsmouth Regional Hospital is the only Seacoast hospital offering VBAC with 24/7 in-house obstetric, anesthesia and operating room services from admission to birth.

What: Seacoast’s only hospital offering VBAC

Who: Portsmouth Regional Hospital’s Seacoast Family Care Services

When: Starting January 1, 2017

Where: 333 Borthwick Ave., Portsmouth, NH 03801

Why: Portsmouth Regional Hospital’s Seacoast Family Care Services will be offering a trial of labor after cesarean (TOLAC), also known as Vaginal Birth after Cesarean (VBAC) beginning January 1, 2017. Portsmouth Regional Hospital is committed to providing the safest environment for our mothers attempting a VBAC. The hospital will follow the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Northern New England Perinatal Quality Improvement Network’s (NNEPQUIN) recommendations and guidelines for this service.

Acoording to ACOG – in addition to fulfilling a patient’s preference for vaginal delivery, at an individual level VBAC is associated with decreased maternal morbidity and a decreased risk of complications in future pregnancies.


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