I conceived at 7-8 months post-partum. Because of that I wasn't a great candidate for a VBAC but my midwife was not scandalized that I had conceived or anything. My girls are 16 months apart. and I had a c-section with both. I love their age difference. If you want to try for a VBAC, though, you should make sure that there will be 2 years between the births (not 2 years before trying to conceive). I did hear some judgmental comments from other mothers about their smaller age gap, but it really worked for our family and I actually bounced back really well from the second c-section. (For me, too, there were other reasons that a VBAC may not have been the best choice... these are all things you have to think about for yourself and should probably bring up with your doctor or midwife as well). Good luck.
at 9:11 PM on Jun. 3, 2010