|The only other thing I can think of is looking at the Farm's stats. Their rates are awsome too.|
One mama here was talking about a local hospital that had an almost 100% VBAC success rate...she was really excited about using that facility until she realized their success rate was due to the fact that they had very strict guidelines and only took a handful of women each year.
But yes...much of the world has far better maternal/infant health rates (the US is waaaaaaay down at the bottom of the list), and many of these countries assume at least a VBAC attempt. It's not a problem there, it shouldn't be a problem here. But then, the malpractice litigation in the US is off the charts compared to those countries, which probably has more to do with it than the medical community would like to admit...
I know of 1 rupture at the hospital that I work in. It was a first time labor with a prior abortion that her doctor didn't know about. The baby died. Her doctor used to be the only one in town who'd VBAC. But after seeing a UR (even though she wasn't VBAC), he changed his mind and won't do them anymore. Thank God, a women's medical group stepped up to the plate to do VBAC's here.
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Its amazing what the dr will say to scare you into doing things their way. My dr definately tried everything to get me to change my mind, especially when i was 7months pg and my house burnt down she said "ya might want to consider a c/s since all this stress may be too much": I should've found a new dr but i didn't think that was an option. Then when i went back for my 6 week checkup after having dd she said "your done right?" I said "i doubt it." Then she continued to tell me the older you get the more difficulties you'll have (i'm 34) She is no longer my dr! And i do plan on having more if at all possible.
I don't know if it is BS but, she was induced, so that didn't help.
She and baby girl, now 6 yrs, are absolutely fine.
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|If I remember correctly, Japan is number one for baby outcomes (fewest deaths) and although they do a lot of cesareans|
On the other hand, China has a very high rate (around 26%) and the c/s rate in Taiwan hovers around 32% (for singleton births). China has only recently adopted the low transverse incision and the "classical" incision is still commonly used.
VBAC varies regionally as well...Singapore does have a hig c/s rate, but their VBAC rate is around 70% (which beats the US black and blue). But it can be hard to find accurate data for some countries since this information (c/s rate and vbac numbers) may not be made public or may not even be collected.
But this is getting a bit off topic...apologies all!
an acquaintance of mine ruptured during labor with her first baby.
Midwifery Student and Mama to 2 daughters and 3 sons.
I have given birth a variety of ways and I am thankful for what each one has taught me.
As for the Ruptures- the only ruptures I've ever heard about were while induced with pic. or cytotech (which I can't believe they still use!!)- and two of the four ruptures were prima para births with no previous uterine scar!!
Here's a link to an article that I think every woman should read before giving birth: