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vbac verses c-section ?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:07 PM on Mar. 29, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • Could you be more specific? I had a repeat c because my son was only 4 months when I got pregnant with our 5th child. So the doc pretty much insisted I have a repeat c. I would have gone for a vbac had I been given the medical option. The only thing I don't like about C-sections is that they take the baby before it is ready...I am not into induction either unless medically necessary...but that is my own personal prefference.
    salexander

    Answer by salexander at 1:14 PM on Mar. 29, 2010

  • VBAC is always better than a c-section.
    ArkTech

    Answer by ArkTech at 1:15 PM on Mar. 29, 2010

  • There are too many variables for this question. It is not that simple as _____ vs _______. It would depend why the c-section was performed in the first place, the direction of the cut, how many c-sections the woman has had etc.
    BridgetC140

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 1:15 PM on Mar. 29, 2010

  • VBAC, even if you just try and still end up with a c-section at least you know your baby was ready to enter the world. Plus with VBACs you generally have less interventions. At least in my experience.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:16 PM on Mar. 29, 2010

  • VBAC is not always better. That is an asinine statement. Every situation is different.
    BridgetC140

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 1:17 PM on Mar. 29, 2010

  • It all depends, of course. I still hope for VBAC, but if my next baby ends up breech w/ low fluid again, that's not going to be possible!
    brookebella

    Answer by brookebella at 1:18 PM on Mar. 29, 2010

  • I have heard the biggest risk factor is if you had an up and down cut and / or are having the baby within 2 years. Otherwise, vbac seems to typically be a safer option. It depends. ICAN has info on that, including who shouldn't have one!
    whiteroses82

    Answer by whiteroses82 at 1:23 PM on Mar. 29, 2010

  • Depends on your situation. I did a repeat C because DD was in the same face up position as DS and I was given a 40% of success with a VBAC. I could not see putting my self through labor and pushing and a c all at once again. I was in labor for 36 hours with DS 4 hours of pushing and a c-sec. I was so sore from head to toe I couldn't enjoy my son. a 60% chance of doing that again was not good odds IMO. I was glad I chose what I chose.
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 1:25 PM on Mar. 29, 2010

  • *40% chance of a vaginal delivery. sorry that was a dumb mistake huh?
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 1:26 PM on Mar. 29, 2010

  • What exactly is the question? Majority aren't able to even make the final decision of a Vbac because of their previous C-section.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:32 PM on Mar. 29, 2010

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