CNN story about VBA3C

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CNN story about VBA3C
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Mon, 12-20-2010 - 8:42pm

Did I miss this being discussed here?

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Registered: 07-23-2004
Tue, 12-21-2010 - 6:27pm
Thanks for sharing this article! It's great that the media is discussing vbacs. I do wish that the article would have mentioned the uterine rupture rate of women who have never had a c/s. It would also have been nice if the article had defined what a uterine rupture really is. I know when I was researching vbacs when I was pg, the sound of u/r scared the heck out of me...until I found out that it usually means that the scar line has started to open and the woman needs a c/s, and that with good care mom and baby are usually fine.

What does everyone else think of this article?

Rose

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Registered: 10-28-2005
Wed, 12-29-2010 - 11:43am

I love this story!! As an 'outsider' of the c-section group, I


Community Leader
Registered: 07-23-2004
Wed, 12-29-2010 - 1:03pm
Wendy,

It's great that your g/f had the rest of her children vbac. Had she had another c/s or two, she probably wouldn't have been able to have the children she has. (She wouldn't have been able to find anyone to attend to her after a couple of c/s, so she'd have been forced to have more c/s, and the risk of uterine rupture and hysterectomy go up with each c/s.) Your friend's story is a great reason why drs should let us vbac. Thanks for sharing!

Rose

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Registered: 03-12-2004
Wed, 12-29-2010 - 8:43pm

>>I guess I can understand a doctor or hospital's stance on VBACs as far as possible lawsuits pending<<

Hi Wendy,

I always feel like I am missing something when the liability issue in VBAC enters the discussion.

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Registered: 09-09-2009
Wed, 12-29-2010 - 9:27pm
Awesome article! I would have liked to see the risks for subsequent c/s, too!


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Registered: 10-28-2005
Thu, 12-30-2010 - 8:21am

Just having that one c/s caused her a lot of grief. She had just moved to a new state where they had family but knew no doctors and that's why she ended up with a family practitioner for a VBAC delivery.


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Registered: 10-28-2005
Thu, 12-30-2010 - 8:26am

Oh, I agree, Elaine! I don't understand all the different liabilities doctor's run into, I was just saying that I can understand that they have concerns about VBACs - not that it's right or ethical. All this medical stuff is so confusing to me and at my last regular physical, I mentioned the new health care plan to my doctor and she said that they didn't know what to expect either.