Originally Posted by azmomma
that way you are already somewhat ready for a c-section in the event of a uterine rupture perhaps??
Yes. Or any other reason for a c/s.
I'm of the opinion that an epidural does decrease your chances for a successful vbac. Now, that's not always the case, of course, but it greatly hinders your mobility -- listening to your body's cues, movement to help baby descend, when/how to push, etc.