can i have VBAC 15 months after c-sectio

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Registered: 09-13-2010
can i have VBAC 15 months after c-sectio
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Mon, 09-13-2010 - 8:31am

hi everyone, i just found this thread and im hoping to get more useful advice then wat my GP has given me...ive got 3 kids, the first 2 were natural delevaries and my 3rd which was 7

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Registered: 07-21-1998
Mon, 09-13-2010 - 9:31am

Get another doctor. Also look up the stats for yourself.

This doctor probably doesn't do any VBACs. There are doctors that do, and one of them would be better to get an opinion on.
There was a statistical study about whether more time to heal changes the risk of uterine rupture. It does, but they really needed a study of many people to show a small difference.

Some doctors will support a VBAC very soon after the c-section. Some folk (not me) who have frequented this board did have VBACS as close to the c-section as yours.

There are also many things YOU can do to make a VBAC attempt safer. If you intend to do these things, then the overall risk is less important than the risk that exists with all the controlable things you choose to do.

Last I heard, these were the best available statistics. A VBAC attempt has a 70% chance of success overall, with reasonable support. The risk of uterine rupture is 0.5% if labor starts naturally, 1% if labor is induced with pitocin 2-3% if labor is induced with gels, and (heaven forbid) 5% if labor is induced with cytotec. Use of a midwife or doula may reduce the probability of having a c-section from 30% to 10%. And the odds of hemorrhage are greater with a c-section (even planned) than with a successful VBAC.

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Cthulu Crochet

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Mon, 09-13-2010 - 9:34am
One more thing -- the odds of a successful VBAC are better if you've already had a vaginal birth.
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Tue, 09-14-2010 - 8:11pm

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Tue, 09-14-2010 - 10:20pm

Having had two previous births and a low cut incision, you have a high chance of having a successful vbac if you have a suportive dr or mw.

Rose 


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Wed, 09-15-2010 - 7:47am

hey, sorry im new to this and i think i sent

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Fri, 09-17-2010 - 2:34pm
Just wanted to let you know, that while I have not had a VBAC yet I am planning one and there will be right at 15 months give or take between my c/s and VBAC. My dr is ok with going ahead with VBAC.
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