if you had a csection is all the restof the babies goin to be csections?

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Geri - posted on 10/17/2011

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As a mother of ten, babies four through six being c-sections, I can say that no, they do not have to be c-sections! My last four were VBACs, and the last three of those were born at home! If you want a VBAC, you must find a doctor or midwife beforehand who will help you, and sincerely believes that it is possible.

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I tend to thin that when a medical practitioner start "allowing" or "not allowing" you to do things, then it's time to get a new one! Naturally, we acknowledge their expertise, but we must also stay in charge of our bodies. Listen to your doctor, and if you're not happy with his/her reasoning, ask someone else!

Joanna - posted on 10/31/2010

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Most of the time moms who have c-sections should beable to attempt a VBAC. Unfortunately many OBs will not "allow" moms to. You need to find a provider who supports VBAC (midwives are a great option) and consider hiring a doula. Get lots of support even before you are pregnant. Once a c-section, always a c-section should never be the case, unless you have a medical condition that makes vaginal birth impossible.

Peita - posted on 10/30/2010

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You should be able to have a vbac, doctors are starting to realise more complications can happen with multiiple c-sections!! Doctors don't usually induce you after a previous c-section, because there is a chance of your uterus rupturing! Google Placenta Incretta/ Acreta/ Percreta and reading about this may give you more of an idea of why c-sections should only be done in emergencies!!! I suffered this complication with my 3rd child without any previous surgery, it usually happens to women who have had previous c-sections (I had really bad luck, it is rare and even rarer to naturally occur), the placenta likes scar tissue and will attatch itself to the uterus, my case it had grown into the muscle of my uterus, worst case, it grows through the uterus and attaches itself to the bladder, most timees this complication ends in a hysterectomy... If you can have a vaginal birth, why not have one??? I think if you research and educate yourself on things like Accreta, then you will be able to make an informed descision! Make sure you discuss these things with your doctor so you know where you stand, some doctors refuse to do vbac's!

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Kate, a plea here - I couldn't understand a word of your post! Could we ditch the text-talk please?

Kate - posted on 10/30/2010

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if u have had one csection then u will b offord another one u dnt have 2 i had a emergancey csection then had a pland csection if u do have another one then ur 3rd baby will have to b a csection

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No not necessarily. You could have a VBAC vaginal birth after caesearean. My mother-in-law had her oldest (my hubby) by c-section because he was breech, then went on to have 3 vaginal births.

Ashley - posted on 10/29/2010

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not nessesarly my first was csection my second was vaginal...talk to ur doctor to see if u can try vaginal with your second if its safe for the both of u there would be no reason why he wouldnt let u try

Krista - posted on 10/29/2010

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I had a c-section with my first, but not my second. So no, not necessarily.

Alison - posted on 10/29/2010

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It depends on the reason for the first c-section. Some women are unable to deliver naturally. Also, if a T incision was used, a vbac may not be an option.

Christy - posted on 10/29/2010

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If you have had one, a VBAC is possible. If you have had more than one c section, probably better to do the rest that way as the uterus can rupture from the previous scar.

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Not certain of the situation in the US, but in Australia c-sections are usually only for emergencies. Mothers are encouraged to have vaginal births, unless of course there is a problem that might make this dangerous.

Ez - posted on 10/28/2010

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No!! Vaginal birth is ABSOLUTELY possible after a c-section (as long as it's not within 18mths). Many US hospitals don't like doing them, and there are things to consider (like avoiding inductions and pitocin, and the reason for the c-section in the first place) but many women go on to have successful VBACs.

Kathy - posted on 10/28/2010

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I had a successful vbac 7yrs after my daughter. My son's labor was quick and his delivery was easy. I could see why women have many babies after that! LOL

User - posted on 10/28/2010

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I had a vbac with my second after an emergency c-section the first time round. Find a midwife that is experienced and supportive of vbac.

Rosemarie (Rose) - posted on 10/28/2010

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Not in all cases, as some have stated it depends on your body and how it does during pregnancy, after having a c-section. I had two c-sections and then a vaginal birth for my third. My first pregnancy I lost my baby during my 7th month due to umbilical cord wrapping around baby's neck and strangling him so I had to have a c-section for him, then my 2nd pregnancy the placenta had attached itself to my incision from my first c-section so they had to do emergency c-section to remove him because if they didn't I could of hemmoraged, then after all that, I delivered my third son vaginally which I was so thankful for, it was so amazing. I prefer vaginal birth over c-section any day. So it depends on you and how your pregnancies go. But it isn't (once a c-section always a c-section) like you hear. Good luck!!!

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It depends on how far apart your children are and what the policy is of where you deliver. I know for me... VBAC was not an option unless I wanted to fly to a different hospital, so... not an option for me. Repeat c-sections aren't so bad though. :)

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My mother wen to have my baby sister vaginally after my younger sister was born via c-section. at our local hospital they actually encourage women to deliver vaginally after having a c-section if possible. I think though too it depends on the doctor and how your body copes with being pregnant after a c-section. It is likely that you're next baby won't be delivered by c-section

Jacquelyn - posted on 10/22/2010

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I had a csection for my daughter & I was told when I have another baby it is possible that I could have it vaginally but they will probably use a vbac which they ended up trying with my daughter to

September - posted on 10/22/2010

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My doctor will allow me to have a VBAC since it's been 2 years since having my c-section. It really depends on the Doctor. Some Doctor's support Mother's who want VBAC's and some don't.

Emma - posted on 10/22/2010

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No, not always. A lot of women have their other babies naturaly after having a c-section. I think it just depends on how your body copes with being pregnant and how the labour goes. My first I had to have forceps. My second couldnt wait to come out and arrived into the world within 17 minutes of getting to the hospital and my third had the cord around his neck so i had to go for an emergency c-section. So as you can see each time can be different.

Cheyenne - posted on 10/22/2010

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it depends on how far apart the children are. but most doctors dont want women who have had c-sections to deliver vaginally

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