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Old 04-28-2012, 03:49 AM   #1
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Vbac or C section?

I am 4 Months pregnant with my 4th child. My first two children were vaginal births with no real complications. My 3rd child was breech and had to be delivered by c section. I really would like to try and have a Vbac with this pregnancy, but I am afraid of complications such as a ruptured uterus. I really don't want to have a c section because of the long recovery time after surgery. Does anyone have opinions on vbacs or any stories that could help me to decide what to do.

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Old 05-14-2012, 06:18 AM   #2
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Re: Vbac or C section?

I know several people who have chosen to go with a vbac which has worked out well. I realize that's not very good evidence, but I think the figures quoted are that the chance of scar rupture/dehiscence are less than 1%, and since you've only had one cs it's probably fine for you to try for a vb. As long as you're in a hospital and there's monitoring on you things should be safe...and if you're really unlucky and have to have a cs well hey, at least you tried.

My personal opinion is to try for a vbac if you want to, you've only had one cs and that was a low cs (i.e. not a 'classical cs' vertical cut)

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Old 05-19-2012, 04:58 PM   #3
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Re: Vbac or C section?

I've never had a VBAC, all three of mine were c-sections. My reason for the first one being because I am apparently too narrow and the Dr. thought there would be complications, so she decided a c-section would be my best option. I thought about doing a VBAC with my 3rd, but got too scared that I would have complications, so I just went ahead and did what I was familiar with and had another c-section. In your situation, you sound like you'd be a good candidate for VBAC given the fact that you delivered your first two that way with (I'm assuming) no problems.

Old 07-26-2012, 08:57 PM   #4
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Re: Vbac or C section?

I know this is an older post, but in case you are still interested in some feedback on experiences, just thought I'd share mine. I have had 4 children. My 1st was born via c-section, followed by 3 VBACs!!! The chances of any major complications from having a VBAC are so small. I had no issues with any of mine. I would recommend it to anyone, based on the experiences I have had. Any questions, just ask.
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