Not pregnant yet, just researching.
I was so sure I wanted to go for a VBAC, but I'm not so sure now. After reading tons on uterine ruptures, it scares the crap out of me. 1 in 200 is not so slight. It bumps down to 1 in 600 with a repeat c-section. I don't plan on having more kids after the next, but who knows. I just keep asking myself WHY I want a VBAC so badly. I had a horrible recovery, so every part of me wants to avoid that again, but it's more than that. I have a strong desire to have a vaginal birth. Why is that there? Having a c-section would be easier in some sense. I wouldn't have to travel as far. No surprises (hopefully). But I know I would feel like something was missing. OTOH, if I did try for a VBAC and my baby died, I would never forgive myself. I do believe my risk is higher, because I have a uterine anomaly. According to a solid study I read, that bumps my uterine rupture risk up to 1 in 100, but it did not specify the type of anomalies that increase the risk (maybe all of them?).
I know I don't *need* to worry about this right now, but I'm a huge researcher by nature, and we are TTC soon.
I guess a question I have for you, since you've probably done your research, too, is what other risks am I missing? I've heard so many say that VBACs are safer than c-sections, but it doesn't seem that way. If that's what you think, why? What other serious risks might a c-section bring? The only one I can think of is infection, but I don't know the stats for that, either.