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#1 of 9 Old 11-08-2011, 10:50 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I am 7 weeks pregnant with my 2nd child and I am planning on a vbac. There will only be 17 months in between my previous c-section and vbac and there are so many people telling me I won't be able to choose a vbac because they require at least 18 months in between. Is this true? Is there anyone on here who has had a successful vbac under 18 months after their c-section? I have my heart set on a vbac and I will be heartbroken if I am not at least given the chance to vbac. Thanks for your support!

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Many providers have a preference for 18-24 months between births, but you can still VBAC with less. As a doula, I had a client have a successful VBAC with just over 12 months between births. If 17 months vs. 18 months is a deal-breaker for a provider supporting your VBAC then he/she isn't really VBAC supportive and it is better to find that out now and find a better provider.

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I agree with Cairo and was going to say the same thing. 


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Totally agree with cairo also. I had 13mths between my c/s and VBAC. The best thing is make sure you have a very supportive OB/midwife and dont hesitate to ask questions and lots of them. The more questions you ask the more you will see how supportive they are of VBACs. Good luck :).


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My VBAC was just under 12 months after my C-section and it all went fine.  I had mine in 1990, though, when the accepted wisdom was to try for VBAC if at all possible.   My doctor and I went all through my pregnancy with the goal of VBAC and we succeeded.  Finding the right health care provider will be key.

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My first csect and then first vbac are only 17 months apart. You can do it!

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Congratulations!

I had my first VBAC just 14 months after my c-section. You can do it! Good Luck

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I had a HBAC 15 months after my c/s. I was told lots of different things by different people, but in the end the decision is yours to make. I had an amazing birth with DS2 after all the drama of DS1's birth.

 

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Thank you all so much for your support! Sorry it's taken me so long to respond. We have been out of internet for 2 weeks and it's finally back up! I am very hopeful about the vbac and now feel even better since I read what you all wrote. I will let you know how it goes!!!

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