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Is it possible to have VBAC after c-section?

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Josie posted this 30 August 2018

My friend is pregnant with baby number 3 and wants to know if she can have a natural birth after having 2 cesarians?

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Catherine posted this 10 February 2019

It is definitely possible and something I have been researching myself. My natural birth got stolen by impatient doctors with my first so I have been working my buttons off to meet all the requirements before allowing myself to have another child. It is possible but make sure your friend really researches what is necessary.

Jeanette posted this 16 November 2018

I think it is easier to just keep all the pregnancy c-sections. But if the chances are go, go for it.

Palomita posted this 16 November 2018

I am hoping for the same too. My ob is on board, and we are hoping for the best.

Britanie posted this 15 November 2018

Hope so!  I'm doing this and my doc has told me all of the risks but is on board with me trying.  Do your research and talk to your doctor about it. 

Cindy posted this 15 November 2018

I have a friend who did...yes, it is possible. Good luck!

Morgan posted this 14 November 2018

This is what I am planning on in a few months.  My doctor is very supportive of my decision but has also laid out all the precautions and risks.  I feel informed but I'm also okay with if  it does not work out for me.  I want a safe and healthy delivery.

Kelsy posted this 14 November 2018

After I had my first child c-section the obgyn told me it would be safest to have a c-section with the second child. I proceeded to have c-sections with my youngest two as well.

Charlie posted this 14 November 2018

I had a doctor tell me no more than one C-section was allowed before a VBAC because more would be too dangerous. 

My understanding is it has a lot to do with the reason for the C-section.  If it's not a recurring condition a lot of doctors will let you do a VBAC even after 2 sections.  Usually not after more than that, though.

Jeannie posted this 14 November 2018

My understanding is it has a lot to do with the reason for the C-section.  If it's not a recurring condition a lot of doctors will let you do a VBAC even after 2 sections.  Usually not after more than that, though.

Janessa posted this 21 October 2018

Michelle, I understand what you are saying. Some doctors are incredibly conservative on this particular issue. Mine absolutely wouldn’t consider VBAC as an option. Since I was limited by my health insurance, I had no other option. It also makes you question the enormous amount of c-sections performed in the US. They do make a ton more money from cesareans over vaginal. IJS

Janessa posted this 21 October 2018

Wow! My first pregnancy resulted in an emergency c-section because he had the umbilical cord wrapped around his neck and his heart rate kept dropping with each contraction. Scary, and understandably, I went into the operating room. My second pregnancy was a scheduled c-section. My ob/gyn wouldn’t even consider VBAC. She said my uterus could rupture! I am scheduled for yet again another c-section this time around but really would love to give birth vaginally if all is a-ok. I think a lot has to do with your provider.

Rhonda posted this 21 October 2018

I have known of a few women who are successful! I wasn't but my doctor wouldn't let me try. It depends on your circumstances!

Shiara posted this 20 October 2018

I've read that over 70% of women who try for VBAC births succeed.   You just need to talk to your Dr about your preferences. 

Morgan posted this 20 October 2018

That's great you asked, I hadn't considered it could be a potential issue to choose to do so.

Hannah posted this 09 October 2018

I have a friend that had a C-section and was able to have a natural birth after that. So yes, it is possible for sure. I think she should ask her doctor for sure. 

Michelle posted this 30 September 2018

I think it is possible. I always advise to talk it out with your doctor and see what he or she recommends. As long as your doctor says it's safe I think your friend should go for it! 

Mary Caroline posted this 05 September 2018

I did!!  My doctor was very supportive and we went over the risks and had a plan of action for the delivery room.  I almost thought it wouldn't happen but it did!  You need to research and talk to your doctor. 

Jennifer posted this 05 September 2018

I am planning and hoping for a VBAC with my second baby (due in October).  I've discussed this with my doctor and he is on board with it.  I know that there are risks and that at any point I will need to abandon ship so I don't jeopardize the health and safety of me and the baby.  A good and  understanding doctor is key here. 

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Amanda posted this 30 August 2018

Yes. I think having the right doctors & midwife is really important. My friend had a VBAC and she is in perfect condition

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