I'd be very wary of hiring a surgeon for a normal physiological process but highly distubred by one who thinks chemical induction is ok for a woman who's had surgery. That just chills me to the core! Interesting that he's ok with that which is proven to be really dangerous but nervous about what is actually the safest way to birth - through your vagina without his skillset.
|"Vaginal Birth following 2 caesarean sections" V.K.Garg, E.N. Ekuma-Nkama. International journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (Jan.2005) 88, 53-54.
"205 women with 2 previous sections, delivered vaginally between 1997 & 2002 . 66 Vaginally (32.2%), 71 had elective C/S (34.6%), 68 had emergency C/S....Induction or augmentation of labour was not offered due to increased incidence of uterine rupture. . The complication rate was higher in the C/S group than in the VBAC2 group(19.5% v 7.4%) mean blood loss was higher in the C/S group than the vaginal group. There was no scar dehiscence or hysterectomy in either group. ......Thus, VBAC2 is reasonable and is sucessful with minimal complications if patient selection and labour management is judicious."
Summary of studies on VBA2C, VBA3C, women’s birth stories, an Ob’s report on a client having VBA5C.http://www.homebirth.org.uk/vba2c.htm
|"The available data show that among [women who have had more than one previous caesarean] the overall vaginal birth rate is little different from that seen in women who have had only one previous cesarean section. Successful trials of labor have been carried out on women who have had three or more previous caesarean sections."
"The rate of uterine dehiscence in women who have had more than one previous cesarean section is slightly higher than the dehiscence rate in women with only one previous cesarean, but dehiscences in the reported series tend to be asymptomatic and without serious sequelae. No data have been reported on other maternal or infant morbidity specifically associated with multiple previous cesarean sections."
"While the number of cases reported is still small, the available evidence does not suggest that a woman who has had more than one previous cesarean section should be treated any differently from the woman who has had only one cesarean section."
- From 'A Guide to Effective Care in Pregnancy and Childbirth' 3rd edition, by Enkin, Keirse et al, Oxford University Press, 2000 (p363-4)http://www.plus-size-pregnancy.org/C...after_2_cs.htm
VBA2C information – very extensively referenced and analysed.