I had a repeat c-sec last month after a vbac attempt. I got to full 10 cm dilation after 60 hours of labor but then contractions petered out, baby was still at zero station, and doc just didn't want to wait anymore.
Later the doc told me that the 4.5 inches incision she'd made on the uterus got extended on either side by a centimetre or so as she was digging in to get the baby's head out of my pelvis. So my incision tore a little on either side, making incision size about 5 inches or so. She said she was afraid the tear would extend into the uterine vessels, but thankfully that didn't happen, and the c-sec was complication-free. I had a smooth and uneventful recovery.
Apparently extensions of the incisions are more common at full dilation and when baby's head is low. I'm wondering whether this will have any bearing on any subsequent pregnancy and chances for future vbac. Will it increase my vbac risk?
Anyone who had incision extension with a prior c-sec and went on to successfully vbac?