A friend of mine was considering VBAC after her OB suggested it. However, after meeting with the other doctors with the practice, she got the impression she would end up with a c-section so she decided just to go ahead and schedule it 1 WEEK EARLY. Not only is it safer to attempt VBAC but it is medically recommended to never schedule a c-section a week before the due date because that puts the infant at risk for lung issues. Sigh.
Below is a link to my blog - my most recent post is on VBAC. There is an awesome video I found and included with the blog post about one mother's experience with VBAC. Also, I've included a few links to articles that support the importance of improving maternity care and the safety of VBAC compared to repeated cesarean. If you'd like, feel free to comment. I just get so disheartened with our maternity system sometimes.