Thoughts on having a vaginal birth after a c-section?

I’m 38 weeks pregnant, and my doctor gave me the option of scheduling another c-section or trying for vaginal delivery. This is my 3rd pregnancy, my firstborn was vaginal delivery, and my second, who just turned two years old was an emergency c-section due to a rare incident that had to be done through C-Section. My doctor told me he would like for me try for Vaginal delivery since I’ve done it before and had no complications, and since we know the risks that can happen during labor, I would have close monitoring the whole time. I would like to know if anyone has had a successful vaginal delivery after C-Section or has had complications. I know everyone’s case is different, but I would like some feedback.

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I had a successful VBAC…no complications what so ever.

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I had two VBACS and both went so smooth and easy recovery. I would definitely recommend trying.

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I know many women who have had successful vbacs! I also know people who lost their babies due to uterine ruptures. My kids are 10 1/2 years apart and my doctor also wanted me to attempt a vbac, but I opted for a repeat C-section. My son’s head was also in the 99th percentile so it’s good that I did not try for a vaginal delivery :rofl:

If your doctor is recommending a VBAC, I say go for it! Easier on mom and baby and recovery is so much easier. I had two vaginal deliveries and then my twins we attempted a vaginal delivery but somehow she broke baby B’s water instead of baby A and it was just a mess so I had an emergency c-section. After the twins I had a procedure done on my cervix so they’re taking this one c-section as well and it’s a little disappointing and I’m bummed that I’ll have to recover from surgery again but that’s really my only option. I wish I could at least try for the VBAC.

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Successful VBAC, zero complications. Recovery was amazingly easy in comparison to my csection.

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I had two csections and am about to have my third, I wish I did vaginal for my second instead of opting out and doing it “the easy” way. if you wish to have anymore children I’d suggest vaginal.

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I want a vbac so bad! Recover was so much better after my vaginal births compared to my csection. If you’re doctor thinks you’re a candidate I personally would do it and I hope I will have that option come June 2020. And if anything later in the pregnancy may happen then the csection option is still open.

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I think it’s awesome that your doctor is encouraging a VBAC instead of scheduling another cesarean. :clap:t4:

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I had 3 normal
1 c section
1 vbac, this went really well, nothing happen…

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I had a vbac I would go c-section. I couldn’t believe the pain with a vaginal delivery. I was shopping, cleaning and going about my business with the section. I couldn’t move from the pain down below for at least 3 weeks after my vag birth. Took me twice as long to recover

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I’ve had one successfully after 2 c sections I think you can do it girl :heart:

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My friend had it done by my Dr with her second child and things went fine.

3 csections here.
My doc says he’s seen women have up to 5 or 6 before being told to quit… so if u want a really big family, shoot for vbac for sure

I never once thought of a vbac. The fact that my first was a csection and that’s all I knew, I just stuck with it and didn’t regret it… by the third I was up and moving with no pain meds 5 days pp…
but I know several who are happy they tried and succeeded with a vbac.

Go with whatever you feel best!

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My mom had me csection and my three siblings vaginally after me all within 5 years. :slightly_smiling_face:

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I attempted a vbac, but my daughter came 3 weeks early due to placenta rupture via emergency C section. But I would definitely try for a vbac if I had a third.

I had a successful vbac recovery is so much easier

Go for it. It can’t hurt to try for a vbac.

My first was an emergency c-section. I had an app today and was still indecisive on weather I want to try vaginally or just go for c-section. (I’m due the end of January) Talking with the nurse helped my nerves, since I healed so well and it was 4 years ago since I first gave birth she said it would be more unlikely for it to reopen… so I’m going to try vaginally.

Not sure…babies get bigger
So what if head is bigger than 10com🤔

I heard about incision tearing with contractions and pushing …it was softer to do c section at that point