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VBAC after traditional C-Section. Erin Weyer Due December 8 (girl); 2 kids; Batavia, New York 287 posts
Jul 6th '15

Hi, it has been a long time since I posted. I am mom to my crazy three year old preemie. He was born at 25 weeks and 4 days and he is prefect in every way :) Super active and smart, I really couldn't ask for a sweeter boy. I am also step-mom to a beautiful 12 year old. I am currently 18 weeks pregnant with my second child and was wondering if there are any other moms on here that had a successful vaginal birth after a traditional C-section. I have been told by my high risk doctor that I would be having a repeat C-section due to the type of scar I have on my uterus from my previous preterm delivery. While attempting to educate myself on vaginal birth after traditional C-section I found that the risk of rupture my doctor sited was really only 5% higher than a standard horizontal incision C-section. Any feedback or experience would be greatly appreciated as I don't want to be uninformed and pushed toward a repeat C-section unless entirely necessary.

reeniez 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Mildura, VI, Australia 616 posts
Jul 6th '15

You'll probably find that no doctor will be supportive of a vbac. I had my first at 27 weeks and recovery sucked, I tried hard to convince my doctor to let me have a vbac but no dice she even made me have my c-section at 37weeks because she didn't want me contracting at all and honestly it wasn't so bad the second time around. Recovery was much quicker and less painful. I've not really answered your question but just wanted to share my experience in case it may help.

mrs.white8389 TTC since Jan 2016; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Florida 2642 posts
Jul 6th '15

Probably not going to happen if your OB says no already..I'm planning to vbac my next pregnancy I had a 37w 3d csection delivery with ds. It all depends on the type of incesion and how low on you uterus you were cut horizontally. If you go to a doctor here with a vertical incesion scar on your uterus or a horizontal that's to high your getting another csection.

Erin Weyer Due December 8 (girl); 2 kids; Batavia, New York 287 posts
Jul 6th '15

Thank you for the feedback. My scar is from a high vertical incision Very Sad so I guess it is what it is at this point. My high risk OB also said he doesn't want me to labor at all so my c section will be scheduled for two weeks before my due date. Frankly, it is not what I want but I would be thankful to carry that long and have a healthy baby in the end.