Has anyone undergone a vaginal birth after a C-section (VBAC)?

was it easy or hard and how did you feel through the process....i just want info. to make sure this is what i want to do with this next baby ...i had a cesarean with my first because my hips didnt open, but i feel that they have and i'm confident that i can, the placenta is high and i didnt have any health issues with the first and is there anything i should over look about this ??? Sorry I dont know what to expect and i want to know if what i want is right for both me and the baby....thanks for taking time out to read this .

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:15 PM on Feb. 5, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • thanks for the comments but how long of a difference btw kids???
    Leilany1019

    Answer by Leilany1019 at 8:35 PM on Feb. 5, 2009

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  • i had a vbac with my second child. it went very well. i was so glad to have done it that way. the c-section recovery was horrible especially compared to the vaginal delivery. I requested to leave the hospital after 24 hours. I felt absolutely great. If this is a choice for you-go for it.
    BusyB-Mommy

    Answer by BusyB-Mommy at 8:30 PM on Feb. 5, 2009

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  • I had a VBAC with my 5th. My 3rd and 4th were both c-sections. It was horrible! I'd take a vaginal birth bith over a c-section anyday! I'm having another VBAC within the next couple weeks.
    Pauline3283

    Answer by Pauline3283 at 8:33 PM on Feb. 5, 2009

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  • I am sort of in the same boat. I had an emergency c-section with my first and I am pregnant with my second and want to have a v-bac, only if my doctor and I feel it is safe for my body. But I did do some reading and I recently came across an article talking about how the measurement of your uterine wall after the 35th week can give you a good idea if it is safe to do, meaning your uterus is less likely to rupture during a v-bac. The thicker the better. I wish you the best of luck, I suggest doing some internet searches.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:33 PM on Feb. 5, 2009

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  • I had VBAC with my last 2 children after a c-section with my first. The recovery time is ALOT shorter, and its difficult having a c-section with the second one because you can't even lift 10 lbs so you can't pick up your other child. There are risks in a VBAC but it is still safer in most cases than a repeat c-section. You can discuss this with your doctor. I recommend getting an epidural in case they end up having to do an emergency c-section, but VBAC is very common and if your doctor says it's okay, then I say go for it!
    AprilDJC

    Answer by AprilDJC at 8:35 PM on Feb. 5, 2009

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  • Oh, my first 2 were 20 months apart, so they were fairly close together. Then I had my daughter 7 years after the c-section and all was fine then too.
    AprilDJC

    Answer by AprilDJC at 8:37 PM on Feb. 5, 2009

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  • oh..thanks cause my daughter is 28 months
    Leilany1019

    Answer by Leilany1019 at 8:38 PM on Feb. 5, 2009

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  • I got pregnanct with my VBAC baby when my last c-section baby was 25 months old.
    Pauline3283

    Answer by Pauline3283 at 11:18 AM on Feb. 6, 2009

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  • I had no choice in my first child being a c-section. I made sure I was able to delvier vaginally the next 2 times. Although I had to be induced due to medicines I was taking. It is so much more wonderful!! The pain is gone sooner, no scar, less bleeding, and you can carry things!!! I don't understand people that opt to have more c-sections just because they are more convenient!!!
    Annabellmore

    Answer by Annabellmore at 4:15 PM on Mar. 16, 2009

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  • I had a VBAC with my second child. My kids are 5 years apart. The recovery was so much faster. The doctor still had to use suction to get the baby out and that was the most uncomfortable part. I would definitely recommend it.
    caligirl74

    Answer by caligirl74 at 11:03 AM on Mar. 25, 2009

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