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Are VBACs really worth it? Williams and Owen's Mommy 2 kids; Augusta, Georgia 203 posts
Apr 26th

My fiance and I are talking about trying to have a baby about a year after we are married. I already have two kids both born via C-section. I was induced at 37 1/2 weeks with my first and had scheduled c at 39 weeks with my second. My first doctor told me I had a small pelvic outlet and said I would probably end up in a C-section. With the second I had no support from my now ex or family so I had another C-section. So my question is trying for a VBAC worth it at this point or should I just have a repeat C-section when and if the time comes?

tinana+3 3 kids; Orlando, FL, Virgin Islands 46798 posts
status Apr 26th

To me, if it's what you want, it's worth it. It's a matter of personal opinion and of course, weighing of potential risks and benefits.

That being said, I had a failed TOLAC with #2 and didn't get my vbac. Planning to try for a vba2c with this one as long as all goes smoothly. 

Planned repeat c-sections go great in most cases... it's just a matter of what you want, what your body is prepared for, and what your doc/hospital can do.

SomeMommy 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Chicago, IL, United States 72064 posts
Apr 26th

For me, it's safer considering the condition of my insides. I'd go VBA2C in a heartbeat if things were favorable for it though. But, in 4 weeks, I'll be having my 3rd scheduled c-section. In the end, it's really just a personal choice and what feels best for you. 

Mom life +3♥ 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Virginia 3257 posts
Apr 26th

My sister was scheduled for a c section with my niece since she had a c section with my twin nephews, but my niece ended up coming before the or doctors got everything ready so she got a VBAC (which she originally wanted but the dr said no) and she said it was great and she would do it over again 1000 times.

SomeMommy 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Chicago, IL, United States 72064 posts
Apr 26th
Quoting Logan,Lilly&Landen's Mom♥:
My sister was scheduled for a c section with my niece since she had a c section with my twin nephews, but my niece ended up coming before the or doctors got everything ready so she got a VBAC (which she originally wanted but the dr said no) and she said it was great and she would do it over again 1000 times.


I love when babies make their own plans 38

Williams and Owen's Mommy 2 kids; Augusta, Georgia 203 posts
Apr 26th

Thanks ladies. I really do want to try for a vbac next time around since ive never gone in to labor on my own and barely got to try with my first child but for they were wheeling me away. Definitely going to talk it over with my dr when the time comes and do what is safe for both me and the baby.

fluffyruffruff Due November 29 (boy); 4 kids; United States 4594 posts
Apr 26th

My mom had one. She said she was very glad she did it.

Thinkaboutit 4 kids; United States 2511 posts
Apr 26th

I've had two vbacs and two csections...in this order csection, vbac, vbac, csection. If I could go back in time, I'd have all csections.....

But I had rough labors and my uterus ruptured during my second vbac (found it after I delivered, was super scary). But....my case is not at all normal....

rachel106 2 kids; United States 391 posts
Apr 26th

I think it depends on what you want and your individual circumstances. Due to the complications I had during my first labor I opted for a repeat csection with #2 because the risks weren't worth it to me.

bia. ., ., Portugal 102229 posts
Apr 26th

I've had 3 c-sections and will again if I have anymore kids...I was offered a VBAC with my DD2 but I denied, I wasn't even offered one with DD3, I was fine with that though. 

My sister is gonna be having her 3rd section in about September I think, or October, But she's had a few options on having a VBA2C, 1 midwife told her she could, her new midwife told her absolutely not..Shy 

Do what works for you! 

NikkiLeAnne Due June 13; 3 kids; Illinois 3473 posts
Apr 26th

I had a VBAC with my third. Other than a minor complication with my epidural and having to get a second one, it was such an amazing experience. After my second epidural I went from a 4-5 to a 10 in 45 minutes. Doc came in and one one contraction I pushed four times and he was here. I'd do it again.

mrs.white8389 TTC since Jan 2016; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Florida 2628 posts
Apr 27th


Most doctors will not allow a vbac after 2 csections. I went to a very pro-vbac doctors office, most of the women there were vbac. But if you have had 2 csections they will automatically do a repeat. There is only one doctor with the practice at a different Office that will even consider a vbac after 2 sections, but it's a very hard thing to get. I can try to do a vba2c but me having a 9lb baby last by csection will probably ruin that chance for me.

a doctor saying you have a small pelvic opening will probably put you out of even trying a vbac since you had 2 csectionS already. You just don't walk in and say I want a vbac, they go over everything in your charts and consider past complications you had with previous pregnancies and births.

Destinite 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 35339 posts
Apr 27th

It was worth it for me. But, each person has different circumstances and risks. 

Williams and Owen's Mommy 2 kids; Augusta, Georgia 203 posts
Apr 27th

I agree that having a vbac2c would be difficult to get. Not planning on walking into the drs office and demanding one to the detriment of me and the baby but definitely something i do want to talk to the dr about. With my first child i was told i would probably end up in a csection and then at my 36 week check up the dr said oh btw im scheduling you for an induction. The did cervidal from 6 pm till 4 am and then started pitocin until noon. At that time my ds heart rate started going up with each contraction so we decided to go ahead with the csection. both of my boys were 7lbs 1oz so not big babies at all. I dont want to do anything stupid but ive never actually gone into labor on my own so have no idea if i would have a complication or not. 

=^•^= NO, OD, France 36617 posts
Apr 27th

The question is subjective, and I'm sure only valid to those who've had a vbac. I'm hard pressed to find anyone who says it's not worth it. I should of had and planned for a vba2c, but my third csection was great nonetheless. I've been told I have a small pelvis, uncooperative cervix, sunny side up babies, etc so many reasons as to why I should just stick to c-sections but I honestly believe I could of pushed my third out with no issues if I had tried.