will I have to have another c section?

Carly - posted on 07/02/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )




I'm 29 weeks pregnant and measuring 3 weeks ahead, I had a glucose test n it's normal. I had a c section with my first child because he was breach, does that mean if this baby is big im going to have to have another c section if he carries on growing bigger? As I'm worried about my scar? Has anyone had similar issues?


Kate CP - posted on 07/03/2011




VBACS are NOT risky. There is a 1% chance of uterine rupture in a VBAC. It is MORE risky to do multiple c-sections than to have a VBAC.

Contact your OBGYN and your hospital where you plan to birth and find out their policies on VBACS. Also call your insurance provider and find out THEIR policy on VBACS.


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Brie - posted on 07/03/2011




actually dianne you need to be careful and research your insurance as well because not many insurance companies will pay for a VBAC because it is to risky..

Dianne - posted on 07/03/2011




had a similar issue in that my son was breach and i measured 2-3 weeks ahead as well but i refused the csec and had him natural (i did do heaps of research prior) as for a VBAC there shouldnt be a problem (excluding actual complications), i hear that most docs will push you for the repeat section but if you want to go natural id look at talking to some midwives and finding a hospital that supports VBAC, not just say that but actually do them, maybe look at a private midwife to stay with you or a doula to make sure you arent pressured either way

also if they are that worried about size you can get them to give you an ultrasound to estimate his size, they estimated 3.6kg for my son he came out 3.53kgs after they were telling me he would be "A BIG baby" going by my size lol :)

Brie - posted on 07/02/2011




not had a similiar issue as i have only one biological child but i do know that just because you had a c-section before doesn't mean that you will have to have another one.. granted it depends on how they cut you and things like that.. i would definately call and talk to the nurse or doctor at your ob-gyn clinic or whoever is the medical professional.. don't get to nervous though.. i asked a lot of questions when i was told i had to have a c-section.. y son was going between breech and transverse (sideways) and would never just go head down.. lol.. but yeah talk to your doctor! i wish you luck!

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