I had an emergency c-section in October 2005 for fetal distress (baby reacted badly to internal monitor). We plan to begin trying this spring/summer for another baby and I really would like to have a VBAC. I already spoke w/my OB about it and she said I'd be a good candidate if my baby is around 7 lbs, but if it's as big as the last one (8lbs, 4oz) she wouldn't recommend it.
That bothered me for a couple reasons - first, I've heard that pre-birth size estimates can be WAY off (I know a girl who just had her baby yesterday. She was induced three weeks early bc the Dr said the baby was already about 10 lbs. The baby only weighed 6lbs 7 oz when she was born). Also, I've read that the size of the baby doesn't necessarily increase the risk of a VBAC.
As much as I like my OB, I would really like to know I'm going to get my shot at a VBAC and not be told at the last minute that it's not a good idea (unless, of course, there really is some big risk).