Has anyone had a VBAC?

Samantha - posted on 09/25/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )




I am expecting our 2nd child in April it will be 4 years and 10 months after our daughter was born by emergency c-section. I am really wanting to do a VBAC(Vagincal Birth After Cesearian) I am told there is a 7% chance my uterus could rupture.....Comments?


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Jammie - posted on 09/30/2011




I had a VBAC 14 months ago. I agree w/Sarah that those stats are WAY off, I've done extensive research and in fact the chance of uterine rupture is LESS than 1%! With the length of time it's been between your births, your chances are likely VERY low of a rupture. I had 6 years and 14 days between my two children. The VBAC was the best thing ever for me. I loved it. I even had pitocin for a few hours,which can increase the odds of a rupture, and I was fine. I had an epidural placed when I was 5cm dilated, but didn't have the medicine put into it until I was 9cm. It ended up taking me about 2 hours to push my son out, but I did it and am so happy. It really helped me change my outlook on childbirth, the c-section was a bad experience. If your OBGYN told you the 7% stats, and you want to do the VBAC I would recommend switching Drs. You have to have someone who believes in it to be successful. Feel free to message me if you have any other questions! Good luck to you, no matter how you decide to have your baby :)

Tammy - posted on 09/26/2011




I had a scheduled section for my 1st child, my second child was vbac with an induction and for my 3rd, I wanted a completely natural birth. My OB tried to scare me into having a section each time and I actually changed physicians with my 3rd. He was born naturally without complications with a supervising OB who said he loved "natural births". I did have a low transverse incision and the risk of rupture is low. In fact, I later learned that the induction I had for my second son (less than 2 years after my initial section) could have caused significant problems. Do your research, find an OB who believes in natural births and go for it.

Bonnie - posted on 09/26/2011




I never had a c section, but I know of someone who had two c sections and for her third baby wanted a VBAC and she succeeded. No problems whatsoever.

User - posted on 09/26/2011




I don't know who told you the stats. If you have a low transverse incision with your section, the chance of uterine rupture is less than 2%.

I had a vbac and I was so pleased I did. My advice would be to find a midwife with experience of vbacs, and who will be supportive of your decision.

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Planning for a VBAC is a great idea! Go for it! And don't concern yourself with statistics. Make sure you have a great doctor who is a big fan of vaginal births and prepare your body and your mind and heart for a VBAC!!! you will be JUST FINE!!!!

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