Repeat C/S or VBAC?

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-11-2010
Repeat C/S or VBAC?
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Tue, 01-25-2011 - 11:15pm

Hello everyone, I have a few questions.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-12-2004
Wed, 01-26-2011 - 9:05pm

Hi!

I love dispensing advice.

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-20-2006
Thu, 01-27-2011 - 3:45pm

I would certainly like to cheer you down the VBac path! I had c/s with first and successful VBac with #2. SIGNIFICANTLY easier recovery with the VBAC for me personally. Also, I just found something deeply rewarding about trying for the vaginal birth, and while I may have felt differently is I had not been successful, I think I would still be glad that I tried.

You will likely be monitored for signs of rupture, but honestly those risks are lower percentage-wise than the risks associated with surgery! Also, the fact that you had a c/s because baby was breech makes me think that your body hasn't given you any indication that it can't/won't labor and deliver on it's own---so you can DEFINITELY do this.

I know it's all a lot to think about, but come to a decision that you can live with. And congrats on the new baby-to-be either way!

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-11-2010
Thu, 01-27-2011 - 4:22pm

Thank you so much for responding, I meant to add in there that I am pretty overweight, actually considered obese.

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-11-2010
Thu, 01-27-2011 - 4:22pm

Thank you so much for responding, I meant to add in there that I am pretty overweight, actually considered obese.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-12-2004
Thu, 01-27-2011 - 8:16pm

Hi,

Have you checked out plus-size-pregnancy.org ?

Community Leader
Registered: 07-23-2004
Thu, 01-27-2011 - 8:21pm
Hi. Welcome to the group. I've had vaginal births and a c/s, episiotomy and tears. Recovering from the vaginal births was so much easier than recovering frim my c/s. The episiotomy was much mire painful than tearing. Thankfully, drs rarely do episiotomies anymore unless absolutely necessary.
How far along are you? What has your dr said about a vbac?

Rose

Community Leader
Registered: 07-23-2004
Thu, 01-27-2011 - 8:41pm
From the research I've read in the past, it is easier to have a vaginal birth than for the dr to do a c/s on women with belly fat. (I researched this for personal reasons.) Has your dr said anything?

Rose