I am 31 weeks pregnant with my 2nd child. My first was a c-section 6 years ago due to macrosomia. She was 9lbs at 38 weeks and they didn't want to risk attempting a vaginal birth. No other issues and the c-section went off without a hitch.
6 years and 2 kids later (my partner carried #2), my OB doesn't want to attempt a VBAC b/c (and only because) I am overweight and she doesn't want to have to do an emergency c-section.
While I understand that an emergency c-section on an overweight woman can be harder, who is to say that I couldn't have an easy vaginal delivery. Baby is measuring average size, not 90th% like my first and I haven't gained any weight this pregnancy (after 60+lbs in my last).
WWYD? Do you think I should push the issue and say if I go into labor on my own BEFORE my scheduled c-section date (39ish weeks) then I want to attempt a VBAC? I really would like to avoid the surgery and long recovery now that I am a SAHM with 2 other children to care for!