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Is it true that once you have a c section u always have to have a c section??

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:51 AM on Jul. 1, 2011 in Pregnancy

Answers (17)
  • no..some ppl can have vbac later

    Answer by jorjiegirl at 10:52 AM on Jul. 1, 2011

  • False

    Answer by SuperrMommyy at 10:55 AM on Jul. 1, 2011

  • False. If you have a C section you can plan a c section for any pregnancies afterwards, but you can have a VBAC- vaginal birth after c section. I had a emergency c section with my first (10lbs 1 oz and 27 inches long, labored for 12 hours and lost the heart beat 9 times.) Although as unpopular as it is, I scheduled my 2nd c section. He was 9lbs 12 oz, 21 inches, and was 2 weeks early.

    Answer by Quinn525 at 10:58 AM on Jul. 1, 2011

  • Many people do VBAC's (vaginal births after c-sections), but there are risks. Still, there are a lot of doctors out there that encourage it if they think the risks are low.

    Answer by Mom-2-3-Girlz at 10:58 AM on Jul. 1, 2011

  • What are the risk

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 11:02 AM on Jul. 1, 2011

  • Risks of VBAC

    The risks of VBAC include:

    An unsuccessful trial of labor that ends with a cesarean delivery (most common complication). Up to 40% of women who attempt VBAC develop a problem that requires a cesarean delivery.1 Stalled labor (called dystocia) or fetal distress are common examples of problems that require a cesarean. A cesarean after a trial of labor increases the risk of infection for both the mother and baby.1
    A slight separation of an existing cesarean scar (called dehiscence). This usually causes no problems and in some cases is not even detected. The separation usually heals on its own.
    A slight risk of uterine rupture, which can be life-threatening for the mother and the baby. A uterine rupture is very rare yet very serious. If the rupture cannot be repaired quickly, removal of the uterus (hysterectomy) may be necessary to prevent severe blood loss.

    Answer by SuperrMommyy at 11:05 AM on Jul. 1, 2011

  • No, but i chose to have 2 more after the 1st

    Answer by hdb at 11:34 AM on Jul. 1, 2011

  • It depeends on why you had the first c-section. If it was failure to progress it is possible that you'll need another one. I think as long as it's been 18 months plus since your c-section and your dr feels comfortable with it you can try for a vbac. GL!

    Answer by jombmomi at 12:04 PM on Jul. 1, 2011

  • from what I understand typically you would need to have another c-section, depending on the doctor, prior scaring and history.

    Answer by Sillylins at 12:14 PM on Jul. 1, 2011

  • No way.

    It is SAFER to have a vaginal birth after cesarean(s) for most.


    Answer by doulala at 12:26 PM on Jul. 1, 2011

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