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statistics on rupture for VBAC 16 mos after c/s? My babies will be 16ish mos apart. my first was c/s due to breech. (hospital policy) I am due with #2 in Feb. I REALLY want a VBAC but I don't feel totally healed, so I want all the facts I can find.<br><br>
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Tara<br>
edd 2/12/06 (another girl!)<br>
DD 9/11/04
 

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Have you been to ICAN?<br><a href="http://www.ican-online.org" target="_blank">www.ican-online.org</a><br><br>
If you get on the mailing list, there's a bunch of mamas on there who are loaded with stats. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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try searching <a href="http://www.pubmed.com" target="_blank">www.pubmed.com</a><br><br>
from what I remember in all the research I did when pregnant with my vbac baby, you probably won't be able to find actual rupture rates, because the doctors and statisticians lump dehiscence in with them. And, IIRC, there was only one study that showed an increased risk of rupture if deliveries were within 18 months of each other, but it did not control for other known/suspected risk factors, such as induction and single-layer suturing. Perhaps there is some more recent information out there, though, DD2 turns two next month!
 

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My VBAC was 15 1/2 months after my section. My dr. had no concern about the timing and said you are well-healed within 6 months. Also, I did some recent research on this (I cannot find it but will keep looking) which said the risk was 4x's if less than 18 months. So if the UR rate is 0.5, it would increase to 2%, still a very small risk IMO. I cannot speak to the accuracy of this research but I will post it if I locate it. If the women in these studies had their labor induced (use of pitocin, cervical ripeners, cytotec) or other interventive labors, then IMO the results are skewed.
 

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I apologize - it was a three-fold increase. The 4-fold increase had to do with single v. double layer suture closure. BTW, I had single layer and VBAC went off without a hitch,
 
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