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Anyone have a VBAC?

Posted by on Mar. 17, 2013 at 4:41 PM
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Hello all!

My first child was taken c-section, not emergency, just opted for it after 10 hours of labor and the only progress was going from 1/2 cm to 1cm dilation. My OB/GYN said after the first C-section the rest will probably have to be as well, but there is a possibility of VBAC. I'd really like to have a vaginal birth for my second child. I'm not pregnant yet but we are trying to conceive. So I'm just wondering if anyone knows if there is anything I can do to make a VBAC more likely? My first child is 13 months old. I've lost all my baby weight (actually down below my pre-baby weight, yay!) and am more active than before my first pregnancy. What factors affect ability to have a vaginal birth after cesarean?
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kmqw229
by Ruby Member on Mar. 18, 2013 at 12:26 AM
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amc103
by Silver Member on Mar. 18, 2013 at 7:24 AM

Doulala is a great one for stuff like this! Its totally possible! I dont know what you can do before pregnancy to increase your chances for a vbac except lots of research! I found some good stuff when I was going for mine! I hope this helps!

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/275854-overview

funhappymom
by on Mar. 18, 2013 at 9:38 AM

First thing you need to do is talk to your doctor. Some doctors/hospitals will not attempt VBACs, it's too much liability for them. If you are really serious about doing a VBAC then you may need to find a new doctor.

You should also find other ways to deal with labor. There are some natural ways you can deal with the pain of labor and help you dialate-different positions help greatly for that.


tyrelsmom
by Silver Member on Mar. 18, 2013 at 9:56 AM
Usually the biggest difficulty to overcome is finding a good care provider.
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Roadfamily6now
by on Mar. 19, 2013 at 2:07 PM
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You can find a care provider that will support you 200% and won't put non-evidenced based limitations on your pregnancy or birth. 

I've had 5 vbacs

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