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vaginal delivery after 2 c-sections....?

just wanted to hear some of the ladies experiences with this....

if you tried with success or not?

what advice would you give to someone going to try?

was it at home or in a hospital?

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PEACHES1721

Asked by PEACHES1721 at 7:46 PM on Aug. 3, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • DOCTORS ONCE THEY DO A CSECTION, DON'T LIKE TO LET YOU TRY FOR NATURAL BIRTH FOR LIABILITY PURPOSES, BUT I WOULD ADVICE YOU TO DO IT IN A HOSPITAL JUST IN CASE SOMETHING GOES WRONG., I DO KNOW OF WOMEN THAT HAVE DONE THIS, IT IS WORTH A TRY UNLESS THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG LIKE THE PASSAGE IS TOO NAROW, ETC, I WOULD GO FOR IT!
    older

    Answer by older at 7:49 PM on Aug. 3, 2009

  • No personal experience on this, but if you want to try go for it. i would consult with a doctor you trust and do it at a hospital where they are prepared should something go wrong.
    2autisticsmom

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 7:50 PM on Aug. 3, 2009

  • The chances of you getting a VBA2C is slim to none in a hospital mama. The biggest marker of VBAC success is the attitude of the care provider, and it's hard enough to find one who believes in VBAC after one surgery.

    With every subsequent cesarean section, the risks increase. The inverse is true for VBAC. Each VBAC you have, you decrease your risks of uterine rupture. Now's the time. You might have to look outside of the box to find a provider (midwives, homebirth, etc) but it is possible, your body can do this, and the risk is much smaller than the risks with surgery.

    Get ahold of your local International Cesarean Awareness Network chapter. Talk to them, listen to their stories. Join the VBAC moms group here. Pour yourself into research. And have faith in your body. :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlfVzq1YrRg&feature=fvw
    asaffell

    Answer by asaffell at 8:09 PM on Aug. 3, 2009

  • Actually older, the reason most OBs don't like to do VBACs is because the insurance company requires that the OB be present for the ENTIRE labor and delivery. They can't just show up when the mom is ready to push. It is inconvenient to their schedule so they'd rather just schedule repeat c sections. Risk of rupture is less than 1%! Also most hospitals won't allow inductions for VBAC so again, interferes with the OBs schedule. This is info straight from my wonderful OB who is completely on board with me having a VBAC. OP: look into www.ican.org. It is a C section awarenss/info group. You should be able to find a provider who "allows" VBA2C.
    mnt_2_b_mommy

    Answer by mnt_2_b_mommy at 8:11 PM on Aug. 3, 2009

  • i had one cesarian and two all natural vbacs. i found a group of midwives that was very helpful. they reqired me to be at the hospital, just in case. both vbacs went great! i am so glad i was able to do it! the midwife told me it is just as risky as having your first baby. good luck!
    bettylou420

    Answer by bettylou420 at 8:35 PM on Aug. 3, 2009

  • i understand all the risks. i've been researching this for over a yr. i already have a midwife/ob willing to take over my prenatal care and let me try for it... im just not sure i want to have to drive there and labor and deliver there b/c its over an hr away from us...im leaning more towards homebirth if i can just find a midwife in my area...but i've only been looking for a midwife for a couple days so hopefully i'll find one...i dont know if a hospital will give me the best chance for having a natural birth. im only 9 weeks right now so i have some time to think on it and decide yet

    i was just wondering if anyone had any stories of doing vba2c at home successfully....or even in the hospital....and what it was like?
    PEACHES1721

    Answer by PEACHES1721 at 8:47 PM on Aug. 3, 2009

  • Peaches, you can find many successful home VBA2C stories! :) I have a VBAC group on here - just search "No Nonsense VBAC".

    Your chance of success is higher at home vs. the hospital. Unfortunately, it's an ignorant belief that it's safer in the hospital "just in case". In an emergency, you have time to make it to the hospital. The risk of uterine rupture is less than 1%, even after 2 cesareans. That means you have over a 99% chance of NOT rupturing. Pretty good odds. ;)

    Here are some links to HBA2C videos and stories. :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlfVzq1YrRg
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1uEJdKvGM8&feature=related
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yK0K0HAgLDM&feature=related
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZRcT2p7OC0
    http://vimeo.com/5648654

    http://www.empoweredmomma.net/joomla/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=52:my-home-birth-vba2c&catid=32:who-i-am-what-i-believe-in-and-the-path-i-took&
    Birthkeeper

    Answer by Birthkeeper at 9:32 PM on Aug. 3, 2009

  • Just want to wish you good luck! You can do this, mama, keep searching.
    NoNonsenseMama

    Answer by NoNonsenseMama at 9:53 PM on Aug. 3, 2009

  • I had 2 emer c-sections and then a VBAC.
    First induced labor was 23 hours long with 3 1/2 hrs of pushing. Baby in distress so emergency c-section (7 lbs5oz, 40wks, 1997). One year later another emergency c-section beacuse I had already had a section just a year ago, and Dr. wouldn't listen to me and he was early.(7lbs9oz, 35wks,1998)
    Two years later VBAC (8lbs2oz, 38 wks, 2000)
    I know it was a rarity to have a Dr, especially a peri, listen to me about why I personally felt like a faliure for not having vaginal births and why I really wanted a vaginal delivery this last time. The Dr listened to me, but of course he was prepared to do a csection immediately if needed. I was such a high risk of uterine rupture that when my Dr had to leave town during my labor the standy by Dr didn't even let me sit up in my bed, let alone walk around!
    Just word of encouragement.... even after 2 emergency c-sections VBAC IS POSSIBLE
    Happymom3kids

    Answer by Happymom3kids at 11:43 AM on Aug. 7, 2009

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