If I had a C-Section, can I try to experience a vaginal birth the next time?

I really wanted to experience childbirth.... yeah i know c-section is still childbirth but i dont know i just think its more beautiful the other way. I was so drugged up that i didnt get to be 100% there when my son was born... everything was so blurry and i was so sleepy. Have any of you been able to have a normal delivery after a c-section??

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firstXmomTX

Asked by firstXmomTX at 1:09 AM on Jan. 10, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • False- it is called VBAC.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:12 AM on Jan. 10, 2009

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  • i did i had my first c section and my last 3 naturally....
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:13 AM on Jan. 10, 2009

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  • I haven't had a c-section, but I know that it is absolutely possible to have a vaginal birth after c-section. It's not for everyone, but it can be done. There are many things that determine if it's possible, so be sure you are with a doctor or midwife that has experience with VBACs and they know what they are doing.
    Rebecca7708

    Answer by Rebecca7708 at 1:14 AM on Jan. 10, 2009

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  • There are VBACS but not all hospitals will perform them. If you live in a big city and your doctor thinks it is alright to have one then it is possible, but where I live the hospital doesn't allow them.
    PROGENITOR

    Answer by PROGENITOR at 1:21 AM on Jan. 10, 2009

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  • Not at all! You are at more risk of needing another c-section, but plenty of women go on to deliver vaginally after having a cesaerean.
    KatieCrandall

    Answer by KatieCrandall at 1:22 AM on Jan. 10, 2009

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  • I dont think it is possible in 100 % of the cases but it is still possible!
    Paty_hotmommy

    Answer by Paty_hotmommy at 1:37 AM on Jan. 10, 2009

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  • I had a v-bac. The doctors let me try on the condition that they would do an emergency section if needed. They thought I was to small to deliver vaginally, but I did to everyones surprise. It was wonderful and the healing time was surprisingly short.
    mom2boys1997

    Answer by mom2boys1997 at 1:46 AM on Jan. 10, 2009

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  • Most women do "qualify" for a vaginal birth after a cesarean (regardless of what might be told to a woman by her OB).


    Depending on a few health issues, most likely you can have a vaginal delivery.   If you are hearing "no" from your doctor (who is a surgeon), be sure to get other opinions.  And if you get a "yes" from anyone please investigate that provider's record and at what circumstance they change their mind.  (There will be some point where you'd "risk-out" in their opinion.   This can be further investigated to see how risky these possible scenarios might truly be.)


    Choosing a truly supportive care provider is absolutely key.  Statistically, you'll have a better chance at success the farther you stay from the surgeons (and honestly, even the hospital).


    doulala

    Answer by doulala at 2:23 AM on Jan. 10, 2009

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    There is a lot of information being published about the overuse & misuse of surgical deliveries. It's estimated that about 2/3rds of cesareans are not necessary (even if they might have been considered or the mom was told this at the time of consent). Criticism is everywhere that over 30% of American women have cesarean births... it keeps rising.


    If you want to learn more about VBACs there are a lot of support groups and books out there. Let me know if you'd like help to locate them!



    doulala

    Answer by doulala at 2:24 AM on Jan. 10, 2009

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  • I had a VBAC with my second. Some docs say no. check with your doc.
    autumn2774

    Answer by autumn2774 at 2:27 AM on Jan. 10, 2009

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