If you want more than this one baby, please consider alternatives to this doctor group. I looked into four hospitals around me before deciding on one, and even then, you can still change (birth centers and home birth are both legal in my state for VBA2C: the ACOG even recommends VBA2C unless there are other pressing complications).
CS is not safer for me as the future mama and that's my biggest concern. They all said after my first CS, "healthy mom, healthy baby, be happy", but now that I'm preggers its "uh, are you sure you want to try to labor, its risky". Hellooo? People, pick a side. If I'm healthy, then why can't I just plain have this baby and be left alone and we call it good?
The doctors can be worried about thier liability, that's their right. And you can find a care provider who is mainly concerned with your FUTURE and present health. If 1.8% is the risk of rupture, why aren't 98.2% of their patients successfully having VBA2C unless some other factors (stress, pressure to just sign the paper and finish, monitoring incorrectly) are in play?