Can I have a normal birth after having a cesarean birth?

Priscilla - posted on 04/12/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I have a 3yr old son that I had normal and just had my baby girl 4months ago by c-section. I've tooken a pregnancy test and it came out positive. So I was wondering if I could have a normal birth with this baby.
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I will depend on how well you've healed. If it looks like the incision is healed up really well, there isn't any reason why you shouldn't be able to. It will be fairly close though. Bring it up with your OB right away. That way if you need to look around, you'll have time.



I had my daughter via c-section similar to your case. Only my daughter had to be partially resuscitated. I got pregnant with my son 16 months later. I chose to have another c-section since I'd have to change hospitals and doctors otherwise (my doctor's practice didn't do VBACs unless you had a successful vaginal prior to the c-section).

Katherine - posted on 04/12/2012

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Yes. You can have a VBAC. It depends on WHY you had to have the C-section though too.

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Katherine - posted on 04/12/2012

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If you have no complications with this one, I can't imagine why you wouldn't be able to have a VBAC.

Priscilla - posted on 04/12/2012

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Well I was going to have her normal, but when I would have my contractions her heart beat was dropping down to the lower 40. So they had to rush me into an emergency c-section.

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