I just wanted to add, since I posted on the first page, I've had to switch to an OB and was asking him about this the other day. I really don't want an epidural except maybe if I'm stuck in bed the entire time, which is a possibility, but anyway....when I asked him about it he was like uh, why? And I told him some OB's require or recommend an epidural for VBAC. He said thats idiotic.
He said if a cesarean is needed, they would either have the time to do spinal or it'd be such an emergency that, epidural or not, they'd give you general. So he basically confirmed what I was saying-getting an epidural to a point where you could do a cesarean on it would take too long in a real emergency and they'd just knock you out anyway.
Also, I wonder if a normal epidural is in the same location as one for a cesarean? I know I had one in for mine, but it seemed kind of high. That and I got spinal anesthesia too-I'd think a spinal would be required anyway as well? I have no idea...lol