Good Day! - posted on 04/19/2010 ( 52 moms have responded )
When my daughter was born 2 years ago I had an emergency c-section. I went 10 cm then when my water finally broke, it was discovered that my daughter was breech. So into the operating room I went. 15 minutes later I had a healthy beautiful baby girl. For my next baby, I want a VBAC. My obgyn has already given me the okay, even though I'm not even pregnant yet.
I know this debate has been done before, but this article in my local paper caught my eye. Apparently VBACS are not as common as I thought, though they are perfectly safe and can be better for both mom and baby. This article interviewed a local family and some local doctors about this issue, but I want to hear what you have to think.
Why are VBACs not more common? Why do mothers chose another C-section? I know some hospitals and doctors don't perform them, but I'm talking about if there is an option. Personally, I've never considered another Caesarean so I guess I just want insight. I was very surprised at the statistics. (only 288 VBACS in my state last year)
The article is long, so I just opted to post the link instead of the whole thing.