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VBAC (Vaginal birth after c- section)

Has anyone done it?  I had a C-Section with my first and we are trying to have another, but I am not sure if I want another C-Section.

Re: VBAC (Vaginal birth after c- section)

  • There are a few VBAC birth stories on here if you look around.  I'm a VBAC hopeful as well.  GL!

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  • Yup!  My birth story is below (might be on the next page by this point).  I am SO happy I went vbac - it was an awesome experience and a much better recovery than my c-section.  My advice is to find some good support in a midwife (or very pro-vbac OB if you can find one) and a doula.

    Good Luck!!

  • I attempted a VBAC and ruptured my uterus.  I'm not trying to discourage anyone, but definitely make sure that you understand the risks of whichever choice you make.
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  • Chances of uterine rupture are the same for major complications with a section surgery. I had a successful vbac and am definitely going that way again.
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    Chances of uterine rupture are the same for major complications with a section surgery. I had a successful vbac and am definitely going that way again.

    chances of rupture are often less than other major complications with a c/s.  I had a VBAC in August and would do it again in a heartbeat.

    Know that there are risks with a VBAC and with a C/S, you just have to choose which set of risks you are more comfortable with.  Good luck!

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  • I'm a hopeful as well.  3 of the 4 of the dr's in my medical group are very supportive. I hope it happens and an emergency c/s doesn't happen again.
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  • i'm definitely hoping to have a vbac.  DS # 1 was a vaginal delivery and recovery was pretty easy compared to the c/s w/ DS # 2.  i had to have a c/s b/c he was breech and i had no amniotic fluid.  ob ok'd a vbac 3mo after the delivery of DS # 2 so we're hoping we get pg. soon.  GL!
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