VBAC or another C-section?

Question by misty: VBAC or another C-section?
I’m little confused if to go for VBAC or elective C section.
I had my first baby in 2003 nov . Emergency C-section due to preeclemsia ,High Blood pressure and edema full body.
It was in 36 weeks. No induction ,no labour ,straight C section.

Now i’m 18weeks pregnant . so far everything is normal. I’m not sure if to go for C-section or VBAC. Another thing is i had a missed miscarriage last year(9weeks pregnanacy) ,belighted ovum. so had to have a D&C. does this effect now?

1. Does labour starts naturally after one C-section?
2. What are my chances of having no problem VBAC?

Best answer:

Answer by Emily
C-section is less painful. They made me go through labor anyways before hand, but actually giving birth… Oh my god! Whywhywhy! XD

Yeah, labor is the same…
Everyone’s different, and problems can always happen. Just ask your doctor what he/she thinks is best for you and ta-da, you just got PROFESSIONAL HELP!! xD

Good luck!

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  1. D [[ мσммч тσ вє ]]

    If I were you I would have a C-Section, just because I don’t like the risks of VBAC.

    Here are some risks and benefits:

    Vaginal birth is easier from what I have heard but there are lots of risks with VBAC especially with your history with complications. Its all up to you though, just make sure you get as much information on it as you can and also talk to you doctor about what is best.

  2. Corso Lover!

    WOW that sounds like me!! I had the same thing happen to me with my first child, delivered at 36 weeks straight c section due to preeclampsia. I got pregnant again in 07 with number 2 and really really wanted a VBAC, everything was going great no problems until 25 weeks, then all hell broke loose. My blood pressure went through the roof, i had to be put on BP medication that didnt work and ended up being airlifted to another hosp for emergency c section at 34 weeks. I am not telling you this to scare you, thats just what happened to me, really watch yourself, watch what you eat, keep a close eye on your BP. Early detection is the key. I am now pregnant with number 3 and all my local doctors ( i live in a small town) have refused to see me, they are sending me three hours away for all my prenatal care, im to high risk. Best of luck to you!!

  3. Proud momma

    I also had an emergency C-Section in Nov. 2003. I tried to go VBAC with my daughter and it didn’t work for me. But I do know plenty of women who have had a successfully VBAC after C-Section. It all depends on you. My doctor also put a date on my VBAC. If I didn’t’ go into labor before the date we would do the C-Section again. Best of luck.

  4. Childbirth Central

    having an elective cesarean with no medical reason always carries more risk than a vbac. the risk of vbac is a small risk of the scar tissue opening
    up during labor. if that happens, you can have a cesarean at that point. having an induction, especially with oxytocin (pitocin) increases the risk to about 1 to 4 %. laboring without oxytocin, the risk of rupture is less than 1%.
    there are many risks to mom and baby associated with cesareans, however. more than 20.
    i’m not going to go into them here.

    the other thing to consider is how feel about it. do you want a vbac or a cesarean?

    and the last factor is, if another serious health problem arises, a cesarean might become necessary again.

    preeclampsia has a diet component. if you want to avoid it with this pregnancy, take a good look at your diet. find a nutritionist if you need help.

    i don’t think the d&c would have any effect on your chances of vbac.
    yes, labor starts on it’s own after a cesarean. in fact, because of the oxytocin risk i mentioned above, it is more important to avoid an induction.

    as for your chances of vbac, that depends on many factors :
    1. are you with a doctor or midwife who is supportive of vbacs and has experience, and has a high rate of successful vbac.
    some doctors are very afraid of uterine rupture and so want to monitor vbac labors continuously. unfortunately continuous monitoring stops moms from being able to move around and change position in labor, which leads to complications, which leads to cesareans.
    intermittent monitoring is better.

    if you have a doctor who is confident in your body’s ability to birth and have a vbac, that’s great. if not, then you need to decide how much you want a vbac, and if you’re willing to change doctors for it.

    another factor is your health, your knowledge, your determination and your self-confidence. it’s a good idea to learn as much as you can about vbcs. there are lots of books and websites.

    hiring a doula, or labor supporter is very helpful for vbacs. she can give you emotional support, help with pain coping strategies, position changes and help you make informed decisions.

    if you do decide on a cesarean, there are also websites that discuss gentler cesareans, that take into account mom and babies emotional needs.

    whatever you decide, i know it will be the right decision for you.

    Childbirth Central

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