CAN YOU HAVE NATURAL BIRTH AFTER TWO C-SECTIONS?
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Karen - posted on 07/20/2011
i live in ireland i have had 2 c-sections b4 and i am pregnant with my 4th baby, the doctor told me when i had my 3rd baby i would have 2 have a c-section because i have had 2 already
my question is when will they decide 2 do the c-section??
Leanne - posted on 12/17/2009
yes you can, your doctor and nurse will monitor you very closely and make the call at time of birth after a quick internal check when you reach 9cms. It is called a VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarian) they are quite common and most women dont have a problem if anything would stop you from having natural birth after a csection the most common cause is something with the baby not you.
Tanya - posted on 11/22/2009
as some one who has had to look into all this type of stuff i am pretty sure it depends on ur reasons for the previous c-sections. Like if u suffer from pre eclempsia or something serious as such there would be no way u would be allowed to have a natural birth.
If your next pregnancy was all going well, the baby was not breach and the mother had no complications then a natural would definately be allowed.
I know plenty of mother's who have had c-cects then had natural births :)
You will probably also find that not a great deal of hospitals will allow a natural birth after a c-section but a private mid wife will. ... if it gives u any hope i was allowed to have a natural home birth with my son while he was breach, he turned him self while i was in labour! anything is possible if u have a little faith!
Jaime - posted on 11/21/2009
You have to be very careful!!! If you really want to- get yourself a doc that has experience with vbacs (vaginal birth after c section). Get their professional opinion after they examine you and your past medical records. Also I saw that a woman said that she had a home birth after two c sections... While it worked out for her, and good for her!!! but it is extremely dangerous!!! please be very careful! It doesn't seem that important how you have your baby, so long as everyone lives through the experience!!! BTW, if you have a uterine eruption during labor--- you could die in minutes!!! very risky business!!! Your babies need a mommy, and wouldn't it be stupid if you died trying to give birth, when you could have had a safe delivery? Good Luck and God Bless!
Beth - posted on 11/16/2009
Depending on the circumstances, as long as there is no physical reason you had the first, you should be able to. However, some docs do not like to do a "VBAC" vaginal birth after cesearean. I personally think it's a legal issue on their part. However, if you wanna try for a natural this time you may need to find a mid-wife or new OB if you current is not in favor. However, make sure to discuss with your current doc to weight the pros/cons.
Kelly - posted on 11/14/2009
Yes! With good support and a knowledgeable birth team. You may be met with resistance at first but if you REALLY want it, there are providers that can and will perform safe VBAC's. Do your research and good luck!
Lauren - posted on 10/30/2009
Yes, you can try for a natural birth. It's called VBAC: Vaginal Birth After Cesarean. My mother had 2 c-sections, then 2 vbacs, then 2 more c-sections. Granted, her uterus was ultra thin by then and was at high risk of rupturing, so I wouldn't recommend doing what she did. haha But yes, as long as you are healthy and had/have no complications with your uterus, and your OB okays it, you have that possibility.
Shelly - posted on 10/30/2009
I don't know were you live but I know here in Idaho you can't but in the state of Utah you can. I had my second son c-section and had my third induced and vaginal. It's all up to if your doctor is comfortable with the delivery. Talk to your doctor and if the two of you feel comfortable with a natural delivery then go for it!!!
Simone - posted on 10/30/2009
yeah you can, i've had 3 c sections with my girls, i'm not planning on having anymore kids but i was told as long as my body heals real good i could still go for a natrual birth which i wanted with my last daughter. just do your research, and see whats best for you.
Katie - posted on 10/29/2009
I had a Csection with my son. I was 6 cm dialated and my doctor couldnt even feel my sons head. There was no way he was coming out. My doctor said my pelvis is too small to deliever a baby. My son was 8lbs 3oz but he was very small. I personally will probably never vbac, unfortunately. There is a hospital in my city that just recently changed their policy to absolutely no VBAC. Liability issues. It all depends on the reason for your csection, your doctor and the hospital
Tiffany - posted on 10/29/2009
Tabitha, I hope you understand in my post that I wasent telling you to have a homebirth, not that it is not safe, because many studies have proven that it is considering your previous conditions, thats why I gave you the website to study to make your own safe CHOICE on birthing your baby, Also their are some Certified Doulas who support Vbac births in and out of Hospitals that is is legally able too. Edited to add: I also wanted to encourage you to watch Ricky Lakes The Buisness of Being Born, its a documentary on Ricky Lake's homebirth, hospital births and others, homebirths,vbacs and so much more, I watched that and it really opened my eyes about alot of things that I dident know was possible. I also watched many you tube videos of vbac births in the Hospital, and also at home with a midwife or doctor. Remember this is your choice.
Gin - posted on 10/29/2009
I am a certified Doula. As long as the scars on the uterus are from a horizontal surgery it is not a problem. But to take precautions, you should still go to a DR. or a hospital Midwife. I would not suggest a home birth.
Edited to add: If you do have a home birth, you should still have a doctor monitoring you.
Tiffany - posted on 10/26/2009
Yes you can! This time last year on the 27th will be a year since I had a healing, empowering Vaginal Birth after 3 C-sections. A friend of mine had an unassisted vaginal birth after 2 C-sections a month ago today, and words cannot explain how beautiful it was. Heres a website where my friend and I did our research which was really helpful to us to know our rights, etc. International Ceseream Awareness Network www.ican.org Have a good day!
Laura - posted on 10/26/2009
My first son was a c-section and my second was vaginal so it IS possible, however, had he been any bigger at all (he was only 6 lbs) it would have had to be another c-section and nearly was. As someone else said, it really depends on the reasons for the section in the first place. You really need to talk to your doctors and see what they say. Get a second or third opinion if you want or need to but don't force a "natural" delivery. Good luck!
Brittany - posted on 10/25/2009
It all depends on your Dr. and how you where cut. With my first I had a horrible C-section, and with my other 2 I went V-Bac. V-Bac is soooooooo much easier by the way. I know a lot of Drs. don't want to do a V-bac at all, even more so if you've had more than one c-section and if you where cut up and down instead of from side to side. I was told after my first C-section that I would never be able to go V-bac because of the way they cut me ( up and down ) but I did it anyway and it turned out perfect both times! They are just afraid your uterus with rupture ( which is highly unlikey, I've researched it ) I think Drs. say this just to scare women into having C's. It is much easier for them to come in and cut you open, rather than waiting around for a baby 2 come out. Like the ladies above have said find someone who really knows there stuff.
Lynn - posted on 10/23/2009
You all speak of natural being more simply then Csection. I had a Csection and it seemed as simple as could be. While they were doing it, i laid there while talking to my hubby about day to day things.
Brenda - posted on 10/22/2009
My sister has 6 children; she had the first 2 c-section; the next three "natural"; and the last one c-section. She had to have the last one c-section because her uterus was too weak to work properly after 5 and the doctor thought it would be safer. So Yes you can as long as you are healthy and the Doc okays it.
Venessa - posted on 10/20/2009
I live in Ireland and in my local hospital their policy is if you have 2 c sections they don't want you to give birth naturally again. They schedule you in for a planned c section for all other pregnancies. I don't know why they do this.
Debbie - posted on 10/20/2009
i had a c-section with my first and had a date for a planned c-section with my second but went into labour night before and was very happy to have a natural birth.it depends on the womans body and circumstances really
Rachael - posted on 10/19/2009
yes find a natural birth consultant or midwife who knows her stuff and she will not only tell you its possible but get you on the path to natural birth that is safe, healthy and wonderful! the only midwife i know right now is Richelle Jolley from springville utah. you could look her up and ask her about it, she can answer your questions if you dont already know a midwife yourself =) good luck!
Miriam - posted on 10/19/2009
I had two c-section and my doctor told me I can still have babies either viginal or c-section. Of course after a couple of years.. My body needs to heal. I would check your OB just to make sure. Everyone is different.