Must I have a c-section?

Leticia - posted on 09/16/2012 ( 8 moms have responded )




Ok so with my first daughter I delivered her vaginally..I had a set of twins 11 months ago and my boy was breech so i had to have a c-section!! I just found out I am pregnant and I would really like to know if i can deliver this baby normally or if since it has only been 11 months since the c-section I have to have a c-section??


Lacye - posted on 09/17/2012




They can do it but with you just having a c-section not too long ago, I'm not really sure you can. Do what the other ladies said and ask around for a doctor who is vbac friendly and see what they tell you.

Breanna - posted on 09/16/2012




They say if you have a c-section with the first you must have one with all your other pregnancies. But ask your doctor and see, there really the only ones that can tell you.


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Nicole - posted on 09/28/2012




Do your research for a V-bac! I had my first child c-section and am now pregnant and trying to decide which option is better for me. With my first child that hospital did not offer v- bacs and now I'm delivering at a hospital that is letting me choose. Just do your homework there are risks for both. It's whatever YOU feel comfortable don't let anyone tell you otherwise! Only you know what is right for your body.

Heidi - posted on 09/23/2012




Generally if you have 1 c-sec the doctor will give you the option of a v-bac. But with 2 c-sec's usually the 3rd will most likely have to be a c-sec as well. U may be able to find a doctor who is ok with a vbac after 2 c-sec's but it really isn't the safest way to go. There is a huge risk of your uterus rupturing and so many things can go wrong. Especially after 2 c-secs there is a lot of scar tissue. And since you just had the previous c-sec i'm sure that would put you at greater risk for rupturing. But talk to your doctor and really weigh out all of your options. In the end the safest way to get your little one here is the best. Good luck!

User - posted on 09/16/2012




Breanna that is NOT true. My first was a section and my second I delivered vaginally.

The others are right. Do your research and find supportive professionalswho can assess and advise you.

Liz - posted on 09/16/2012




I agree with Firebird - you need to find someone who is willing to discuss a vbac with you. Lots of doctors don't want to mess with a vbac and just insist on a repeat cesarean. They won't induce you, though, so if it comes to the point where you need to be delivered, they will do a cesarean.

Firebird - posted on 09/16/2012




That's crap. Lots of women have vaginal births after a c-section. Look around for a doctor or midwife who is vbac friendly. They can assess your scar and your pregnancy, and if your scar is strong and there are no complications, there's no reason for you to have a repeat section.

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