Sorry for the long post... Just looking for some desperately-needed answers.
Yesterday I had an appointment at my current practice (will not be able to see them again since our family will be moving in the next month). It is a VBAC-friendly practice and the OB who would have overseen my birth met with me to discuss benefits/risks of trying a VBA2C. Unfortunately we don't have much information about my first C-section (it was in another state and very likely caused by too much intervention too soon), but she went over the details of my second C-section (which she performed after my homebirth hospital transfer 2 years ago).
The post-op reports stated that things are looking good in there: low transverse incisions, double suturing, no scarring or uterine thinning to worry about, etc. My OB told me that on the outside it looks like I'd be a good candidate for a VBA2C (she put my rupture rate at about a 3-4%, which I guessed she would say), BUT... Because my second labor was a failed VBAC (about 60 hours, mostly back labor, posterior baby), she is worried about my ability to achieve a vaginal birth at any point in the future.
Also, because I managed to dilate to 9cm but was unable to push the baby out (persistent cervical lip), she told me that this actually LOWERS my success rate to a 30-40%. She said that if I'd never dilated at all she might be more generous with percentages, but the fact that I dilated so far and "nothing came out of it" means that the problem is probably with me (inconvenient pelvic shape, etc.).
I'm not exactly sure what to think. Part of me wants to say that 30-40% is STILL a percentage, no matter how low, but could it really be true that I'm doomed to never experience a vaginal birth because of past history? Has anyone else ever been told something similar? Is there any way to confirm that there actually IS a problem with the shape of my pelvis? It might be too late to find out since I'm already pregnant, but... I don't know. I'd just like to get some answers, somewhere, because it's hard to stay motivated when I feel like I'm headed toward another failure.