Are vaginal births after C-sections (VBACs) really safe?


Asked by baizmommy at 7:19 PM on Feb. 7, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • Yeah, if the doc feels confident and you didn't have much scarring from another birth, it would be fine.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:31 PM on Feb. 7, 2009

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  • I know quite a few women who have had successful VBAC's. I don't think it's wise to plan a homebirth for a VBAC as I have read some moms on here plan on having. If you have a Midwife she'll want to keep an OB close at hand in case of emergency. Most birth centers won't allow them either. They're safest in the hospital where you can get to an OR ASAP if needed.

    Answer by beckcorc at 7:40 PM on Feb. 7, 2009

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  • Wasn't for me.

    Answer by Laura1229 at 7:51 PM on Feb. 7, 2009

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  • VBACs are usually less risky then a repeat c/s. It all depends on your reason for c/s, your incision, and how long it's been since your previous c/s.

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    Answer by celticreverie at 8:17 PM on Feb. 7, 2009

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  • YES they are most definitely safe. I know several women who have had them and as for the poster who mentioned home VBAC this is perfectly safe too with a midwife. I actually know a woman who had an unplanned, unassissted home VBAC and everything was just fine. She never went into labor with the first and didn't think she was acutally in labor, but by the time her DH got home to take her to the hospital she had laready called the paremedics because she was fighting the urge to push and was home alone with thier other child. Her DH had showed up with his sister to watch their other child and he ended up delivering the baby about 2 minutes before the ambulance showed up. They got in the ambulance and went to the hospital.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:23 PM on Feb. 7, 2009

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  • Yes, far safer than a repeat c-section. And they are just as safe at home. That is where I had mine.

    Answer by Pauline3283 at 10:37 AM on Feb. 8, 2009

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