Natural birth after multiple c-sections

Tawanna - posted on 11/14/2012 ( 9 moms have responded )

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I am expecting my third child after two c-sections. Has anyone experience a natural delivery after multiple c-sections. According to the have field you must have a c-section after having multiple c-sections? But after doing research, I found that many women have had successful delivering naturally after multiple c-sections.

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Stacy - posted on 11/17/2012

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I just had a successful vba2c three weeks ago! It can be done! I did have to drive an hour each way to the dr & hospital - the local one wouldn't touch me. I recommend shopping around for the dr who will help you make it happen if you are a candidate. I went with a practice that delivers at a teaching hospital with a level one trauma center so they could handle any emergency. The risks are much lower than people think, & you will be heavily monitored for the first sign of trouble. It may end up with another c section, but the recovery is so much better without!! Good luck!

Alison - posted on 11/17/2012

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I had only one but my doc. was very good. I did not wait the right amount of time between my first and my second. My first was c- section and my second was natural. they had the surgery team standing by just in case, but i had no issues and i even had a third child a year latter both natural, so.... it is very possible. my doc was all for the natural. Good luck.

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Tracie - posted on 11/16/2012

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Most doctors will recommend a c-section because it is easier and more lucrative for them. My doctor confessed to me that the risk of uterine rupture during vaginal birth after caesarian (vbac) is less than 1%. She did/does recommend at least 18 months between births, though, for maximum healing time.



I had a c-section and then a successful vbac 3 years later. I say go for it. If the vaginal birth isn't working, you can always make the decision then and there to do a c-section.



Best of luck to you!

Sally - posted on 11/16/2012

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It depends on some factors you may or may not have any control over.

It's safe IF they cut you the right way AND sewed you up the right way after BOTH c-sections AND you don't have any contraction enhancing drugs during this birth. You need to get your medical records from your previous births AND get a medical professional you can trust you help you with this one. You'll have to be prepared for an emergency section if something goes wrong, but it could be possible. If it's possible, you're likely to have fewer complications and a faster recover than you would with another c-section, but your chances of complications would be higher than for someone who'd never had a c-section.

Good luck

Ivy - posted on 11/16/2012

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I think the statistics is 1 in 2000 births that the uterus tears. A woman will know as it is constant searing pain. With proper monitoring and you listening to your body, the chances of complications is much lower than the risks of them nicking your internal orgasms, post c-section infections, and other medical complications. There are women who have had no problem either way, it's up to you to decide and make sure your doctor is on board with your birth plan.

Ivy - posted on 11/16/2012

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I've not had multiple c-sections, just one. I had a recent VBAC with my daughter. The information I got from the hospital says that a VBAC is less complicated, safer, and has a quicker recovery. You'll need to be monitored more closely, but it is possible. In the UK, you are encouraged to have a VBAC unless you've had medical complications and then the doctor will advise which way would be safest. It's your body and fight for what you want.

Tawanna - posted on 11/14/2012

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I understand that many doctors once claimed that once you get a c-section , you always will need a c-section to then suggesting a v-bac after a c-section suggests that there are new studies that are leaving some doctors to change their perceptions. Now the question relies on the uterine scar and its risk of rupturing following a natural delivery due to the labor process but studies have shown that more and more women who have opted for a natural delivery after 2 c-sections did not experience rupturing. Also c-sections can also improve the chance of excessive blood loss and infection so it's really a tough circumstance either way. I myself had experience difficulty after my second c-section in which and my first could have been prevented if I more educated enough at the time to notice. As a RN I realized that my first delivery and second delivery could have been prevented in which I realized I would not be in this dilemma now. So out of all respect, I wanted to know if any one out there had this experience after two c-sections because I don't really want my options to be limited

Tawanna - posted on 11/14/2012

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I understand that many doctors once claimed that once you get a c-section , you always will need a c-section to then suggesting a v-bac after a c-section suggests that there are new studies that are leaving some doctors to change their perceptions. Now the question relies on the uterine scar and its risk of rupturing following a natural delivery due to the labor process but studies have shown that more and more women who have opted for a natural delivery after 2 c-sections did not experience rupturing. Also c-sections can also improve the chance of excessive blood loss and infection so it's really a tough circumstance either way. I myself had experience difficulty after my second c-section in which and my first could have been prevented if I more educated enough at the time to notice. As a RN I realized that my first delivery and second delivery could have been prevented in which I realized I would not be in this dilemma now. So out of all respect, I wanted to know if any one out there had this experience after two c-sections because I don't really want my options to be limited

Tracy - posted on 11/14/2012

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I don't believe any Doctor will allow you to have a natural birth after 2 C-Sections! The bleeding risk/risk of dying is too high!



That is what I was told after 1 c- section so I simply had another c-section I believe a Vback is possible but risky after 1 c'section but I am pretty sure NO Doctor will allow a Vback after 2!

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