I see it a lot on the internet, but for the first time heard an argument yesterday on repeat c-sections vs. VBACs in real life. Someone asked me when I was due and I told them when but also mentioned that it would be earlier than my due date because I would be having a repeat c-section. Then the conversation went on and one mom mentioned how she didn't like her c-section experience. She was nice about it and not judgmental of others, just telling her experience and how her next 2 kids were VBACs. The other mom there said that when she had her repeat c-section she was told it would be very dangerous for her to have a VBAC and therefor thought that anyone who has a VBAC is just stupid. At that point I was thinking, "uh oh! This could get ugly." You could tell that the mom who had the VBACs was upset by that remark but she handled it very well.
In the end they agreed that it depends on the person. There were reasons that it was more dangerous for the repeat mom and there were reasons why a c-section was more dangerous for the VBAC mom. We're all different and our bodies will react differently in those situations.
It was nice to see two women discuss it without getting too judgmental and assuming and rude to each other. Yes, the one said something rude but she realized her mistake and apologized. Too bad more conversations online don't end more like that.
Asked by Anonymous at 12:28 AM on Jun. 21, 2011 in General Parenting
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