I was in a car accident 16 years ago and fractured my pelvis. My first birth was intervention-filled and ended in a c-sec. My doctor said that my car accident changed my pelvis shape and I would never be able to birth a baby vaginally. I didn't believe him and attempted a VBAC in a hospital I thought was VBAC supportive but was just barely tolerant. I labored all night and made no progress, so I gave in and had a RCS. I kick myself every day for that.
So, maybe my pelvis really has changed shape and can't birth babies, but I've never been given a supportive chance. We want more children, but I don't want more c-sec. We plan to get pregnant this summer, and I have already decided that I will be doing a homebirth. I am a little scared because I am not sure I can do it, but I just can't voluntarily get up on the OR table and have my baby taken out when s/he is not ready.
I've poured over the studies and kept looking for something that would make it a really easy decision, but it isn't out there. VBAC is a safe option, VBA2C is slightly more risky, but not so much that it is not a safe option. Uterine rupture that results in fetal/maternal injury is extremely rare, but if it happened to me, I'd be devastated.
There is a woman on this board that was also in a car accident and broke her tailbone and pelvis and she has had vaginal deliveries. And all the women diagnosed with CPD and FTP that went on to have normal vaginal deliveries give me hope.