I am 30 weeks pregnant. I have had 2 c-sections in the past but would really like to avoid that if it is at all possible. I want to bad to have a vbac but everybody keeps telling me how bad of an idea it is to do it. I would just like to hear from people who have tried it or have done it and see what everybody else thinks about it. Thanks for reading.
VBAC after more then one C-Section
I clicked on this post because I'm in the same situation! I guess we'll both have to keep checking back for replies.
I am in two minds about it. I know that both of my prior c-secs (2) were unnecessary, but now I'm 43 with an unexpected (but much wanted!) pregnancy and I don't want to just submit to that again. My doctor wants to see the records for my previous surgeries, but my babies were born in 1990 and 1996 - I don't think I could even get hold of the medical records for #1 at all, maybe #2.
The risk of uterine rupture is so low, but the consequences so scary, that I don't want to try it at home - but home is the only place where I think I might have a chance of pulling it off.
What are you thinking?
I had a vba2c at home with midwives!!
The key is finding a supportive care-provider (and beware of the bait & switch) & trusting your body & following your instincts. I spent a lot of time reading success stories & watching birth videos during my pregnancy to build my confidence. Vaginal birth is such a natural process - you don't really need to do anything except for avoid unnecessary interventions! :)
I was just told that the midwives in my province are not allowed to do VBA2C and my family physician would never agree. So I guess I am out of luck. I'm sad and I'm having terrible dreams about c-sections. I keep wondering what happens if I am in full on labour before the scheduled c-section can I refuse to go in for the emergency one.
I'm of the mind to pick my birth attendant, not the place of birth, although I do take that into consideration. My frat two children were both attempted Home births that ended in transfer, and ultimately C sections.
My VBAC after 2 Cs was wonderful. I did have an epidural, and for me, it was a good thing.
I am now 18 weeks pregnant again, and I have my first appt with the dr that attended my VBAC. hopefully he's still on board for this one. It can be done!
I would caution though to be mentally prepared for a C section. My second was an attempted VBAC that ended in a very necessary C section. He got stuck. He was malpositioned, and After 77 hours of labor, I was in serious distress, and we needed the C-section. Because I wasn't prepared for the C section, it was really difficult for me emotionally. It was worse than the first unnecessary C section. Just be prepared that in any birth, there is a small chance of needing a C-section. It helps to be prepared.
As far as safety, There is only a slightly higher chance of rupture in a VBAC after 2Cs than there is for a VBAC after just 1 C.
From what I've read, it seams that if you've never had a C section, you have about 0.2-0.5% chance of rupture. After 1 C-section you have a1-1.5% chance, and after 2 it's only 1.5-3%
Very small risk. It can be done! Good luck!
I am hoping too as well. I think I found a Dr., he sounds very supportive and spent the time with me like midwife, I was surprised.
We have to drive 3 hours to Kansas City for the doctor here. Thank goodness I have long labors!