The Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) Calculator will be available as a standalone tool and as a part of the VBAC counseling plans and Scheduling for Repeat Cesarean plans.
ModMed, a health care organization that has designed electronic health record and project management systems to place doctors and patients at the center of care, has announced the Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) Calculator will be integrated into its ModMedob-gyn suite.1
The VBAC Calculator was created to improve the counseling physicians may provide to patients with a prior cesarean delivery who are debating a trial of labor. Doctors will be able to use the calculator to provide more personalized and informed guidelines for their patients. This will allow for a more fulfilling childbirth experience.
Rates of cesarean delivery have increased in the United States, with a reported rate of 32.2% in 2022.2 From 2021 to 2022, increased rates were reported in Asian women, Hispanic women, and White women. An increase was also seen in American Indian women, but this rise was not considered significant.
Increased rates of maternal morbidity and mortality because of complications such as placenta accreta spectrum disease and postpartum hemorrhagehave been associated with the increase in rates of cesarean delivery.2 Identifying a history of cesarean delivery can reduce the risks in patients attempting a trial of labor.
The VBAC Calculator addresses the rise of cesarean delivery rates and associated risks.1 Before, the calculator could only be accessed through a separate website, but now physicians will be able to easily access it within the ModMed OBGYN suite. ModMed has stated the tool will be available on its own and as part of the VBAC counseling plans and Scheduling for Repeat Cesarean plans.
This integration is a part of ModMed’s work to use technology and medicine to improve medicine. The group has encouraged health care professionals to explore the VBAC Calculator in the ModMed OBGYN suite.
1. ModMed® integrates new VBAC Calculator into its OBGYN suite to help improve maternal care. ModMed. August 24, 2023. Accessed August 28, 2023. https://www.modmed.com/press-release/modmed-integrates-new-vbac-calculator-into-its-obgyn-suite-to-help-improve-maternal-care/
2. Hamilton BE, Martin JA, Osterman MJK. Births: Provisional data for 2022. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Accessed August 28, 2023. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/vsrr/vsrr028.pdf