Attempting a natural birth after a prior C-section is safe for most women, according to new guidelines released by the American College of Ob-Gyns.
The C-section delivery rate has skyrocketed over the past 40 years -- to almost one in three births.
But fewer women are opting for subsequent vaginal births even though they are considered safe after a C-section.
The new guidelines state that women with two previous C-sections, women carrying twins and those with an unknown type of uterine scar can now attempt a natural birth.
Doctors hope to decrease the number of C-sections performed each year.