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Anybody on here acutually have a VBAC?

Still weighing my options. So what made it successful? I'm not really into the touchy feely stuff usually but I guess just tell me if it's part of your process.


Asked by lizziebreath at 11:50 PM on Oct. 12, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • I had a natural birth after a uterine surgery. A doctor error perforated my uterus and I have a scar that looks like a c section. I was treated like a VBAC.

    The medical guidelines state that it is best for mom and baby to attempt a VBAC if the pregnancy is at least 2 years after and otherwise healthy. It is safer to attempt a VBAC than have a repeat surgery. Safety is important.

    Answer by ecodani at 12:08 AM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • There are many women who might can share their stories over in the Cafemom VBAC Moms Group~ you might check that out.

    All this stuff is about weighing options. So if a VABC is safer ((as would be the norm)), then finding ways to make it successful is priority.

    Success usually comes from: a *truly* supportive care provider (loved ones & birth attendants should be genuinely), and moms confidence (which comes from preparation, education, support).

    If you are looking for some info, I have tons saved and am always happy to share!
    Best wishes!

    Answer by doulala at 12:32 AM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • ooops, I meant "might share their stories," lol.
    There are a lot of there stories already posted in that group, as well!

    Answer by doulala at 12:33 AM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • What if it's less then two years? Is it still an option?

    Comment by lizziebreath (original poster) at 12:37 AM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • It's still an option, but you need to discuss that one with your provider. How far apart will your kids be?

    Answer by musicpisces at 12:41 AM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • 11 months

    Comment by lizziebreath (original poster) at 12:42 AM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • My pills kinda didn't work

    Comment by lizziebreath (original poster) at 12:57 AM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • Your births will be 11 months apart?

    That is pretty close but you can try for a VBAC. It has been done before.
    I had my first VBAC just 14 months after my c-section. kids are 16 and 15 now.

    Please come join the VBAC support group. It's awesome!

    Answer by Roadfamily6now at 1:10 AM on Oct. 13, 2010

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