My second baby was an emergency c-sec due to placental abruption. I have had 3 normal VBAC in the hospital since then, but since this is my first planned UC I wonder if there is anything I should consider that I wouldn't of at the hospital before? What are some of the risks of an unassisted VBAC if any? I'm not anticipating anything, just want to cover all aspects that I may face.
I have fantasized about a UBAC but its not for me. I hope it goes perfectly for you. Alot of midwives around my town have free 1-hr meet-n-greets, you could ask any questions in person that way. Before I was seriously considering home birth, I talked to two, and was up front that I just wanted information, I didn't think I'd hire anyone outside the hospital, just looking around. Neither had a problem with meeting me anyway, I doubt they would have an issue with UC either. Granted, I live in Portland, Oregon, which is kinda fringe-central...
After 3 VBAC's, your risk of rupture is extremely low, nearly the same as a woman with your number of children who didn't have a cesarean.
I've had 3 UBAC. My only concern was placental implantation in the scar. I do know of 1 woman who is certain she had this issue. Since she wasn't bleeding excessively, she simply waited for the placenta. It took 2 days.