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VBAC after 2 c-sections Lisa Kirkman Due February 12 (boy); 3 kids; Mooresville, Indiana 59 posts
18th Jun '12

I just found out I am pregnant 2 weeks ago and of course me being the over- achiever I am, started doing my reasearch to plan. I am currently waiting on my insurance to kick in so I can look for a doctor and I need to know what kind of doctor I should try for. I am due Feb 15th so although it may seem like a long time to make a decision on how to have this baby, I need to know so I can know what kind of doctor to sign up with for the whole duration.
I am 26 and have 3 children. My twins are 7 and my youngest 5. In both of my pregnancies I was forced into a c-section. The first one was because I had conceived Abi 2 weeks later than Lila, Abi was closest to the canal and wasnt turned yet, she still had 2 weeks before she was due to turn. They didnt like the idea of delivering a baby breech (it can be done and I wanted it done) so they forced me into a c-section the day my water broke. I have a horizontal incision. The 2nd time my youngest wasnt dropping they said and so they forced me to have her 3 weeks before my due date via c-section. With my first pregnancy I had toximia but didnt have any complications and neither with the second. I was told every pregnancy after that would have to be c-section and that I can only have one more before they make me tie my tubes. My youngest with be 3 months shy of 6 yrs old when this baby is due. I read some articles bout being able to have a VBAC so long as Im a good candidate. The only thing I see that goes against me is I am obese I have a large BMI. So is there still any chance I can have this baby naturally? I realy dont want another c-section.

mistyquee dy'mon Due September 13 (girl); Japan 9 posts
18th Jun '12

im 27 weeks pregnant and my doctor told me that the only way i could have a vbac was if i didnt have any problems and you sound ok except the fact that you have a horizotal cut i remember him telling me that if i was cut that way there would be no way i could have another vaginal so just make sure you ask alot of question

JamieP 3 kids; Newnan, Georgia 2063 posts
18th Jun '12

There is definitely a chance but you will have to find a truly supportive doctor. Many will say they are supportive but when it comes down to it they are not. I found my doctor by going to the ican website and then finding my local chapter. I have to travel nearly an hour to every appointment but I'm now going for my 2nd VBAC.

P3RvYmCp3rv 2 kids; Carlyle, Illinois 11904 posts
18th Jun '12
Quoting mistyquee dy'mon:" im 27 weeks pregnant and my doctor told me that the only way i could have a vbac was if i didnt have ... [snip!] ... me that if i was cut that way there would be no way i could have another vaginal so just make sure you ask alot of question"


Its a vertical cut you shouldn't have a VBAC. The horizontal is recommended for a try at a VBAC.



OP Just ask your doctors as you are interviewing them. :)

Lisa Kirkman Due February 12 (boy); 3 kids; Mooresville, Indiana 59 posts
18th Jun '12
Quoting mistyquee dy'mon:" im 27 weeks pregnant and my doctor told me that the only way i could have a vbac was if i didnt have ... [snip!] ... me that if i was cut that way there would be no way i could have another vaginal so just make sure you ask alot of question"


forgive me for being blonde when I say this lol, I meant I have a vetical cut, from hip bone to hip bone.

user banned Due March 20; 2 kids; Pinckney, Michigan 49647 posts
18th Jun '12

I am obese as well, and had my second baby as a vbac. I highly suggest looking into a midwife. From there, they will check your c-section records to make sure that the cut was the kind you can try for a vbac.

Vay & Wesley's Mama 34 kids; Michigan 463 posts
18th Jun '12

I am overweight, and you also have to consider that most big mamas lose or don't gain any weight throughout their pregnancy. Also, if you are extremely overweight you will be sent to a high risk doctor, my cousin goes to one. They are at the hospitals that are equipped for vacs. I, personally, I have chose to drive an hour out of my town to go to a hospital that does vbacs. I am overweight, like I said, but not enough to bother my doc, plus she just does what she wants anyways. Good luck, I hope it works the way you would like.

Lupin 2 kids; Edmonton, Alberta 10451 posts
18th Jun '12

Look for your Local ICAN group.
One of My Friends who was Due with her third when I was Due with My Daughter was having a VBA2C, she did, & has had a 4th Since then, also VBA2C.
I'll try & Get her in here if I can to help you more.

Kelsey + (J and G) 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Fargo, ND, United States 4615 posts
18th Jun '12
Quoting mistyquee dy'mon:" im 27 weeks pregnant and my doctor told me that the only way i could have a vbac was if i didnt have ... [snip!] ... me that if i was cut that way there would be no way i could have another vaginal so just make sure you ask alot of question"


It's a vertical cut that you can't have a VBAC with. Horizontal is side to side.

JamieP 3 kids; Newnan, Georgia 2063 posts
18th Jun '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting mistyquee dy'mon:</b>" im 27 weeks pregnant and my doctor told me that the only way i could have a vbac was if i didnt have ... [snip!] ... me that if i was cut that way there would be no way i could have another vaginal so just make sure you ask alot of question"</blockquote>




It's a vertical incision that is "bad" and its the internal incision that is important so they usually have to check surgical records.

Bobo's mum 1 child; Albligen, Switzerland 2500 posts
18th Jun '12

http://blog.ican-online.org/



A bunch of stories of vaginal deliveries after multiple c-sections. Also some stories of attempted vaginal births after a csection, that wound up being another c-section.



They have providers listed by state that support VBACs and support groups all over the place!

Kelsey + (J and G) 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Fargo, ND, United States 4615 posts
18th Jun '12
Quoting Lisa Kirkman:" forgive me for being blonde when I say this lol, I meant I have a vetical cut, from hip bone to hip bone."


Oh no hun you were right. Hip to hip is horizontal. Just call around to different OB offices to see if they do VBA2C. I hope you get it!! I want to do it too.

Vay & Wesley's Mama 34 kids; Michigan 463 posts
18th Jun '12
Quoting Lisa Kirkman:" forgive me for being blonde when I say this lol, I meant I have a vetical cut, from hip bone to hip bone."


I am cut from hip to hip with my c-section scar. Doc isn't worried about how big the scar is, as long as it is healed properly

Lisa Kirkman Due February 12 (boy); 3 kids; Mooresville, Indiana 59 posts
18th Jun '12

again I am blonde, cant remember which is which but my cut runs on my panty line, which is that?

Bobo's mum 1 child; Albligen, Switzerland 2500 posts
18th Jun '12
Quoting Vay & Wesley's Mama:" I am cut from hip to hip with my c-section scar. Doc isn't worried about how big the scar is, as long as it is healed properly"


The scar does not necessarily correlate with the incision on your uterus, which is the incision that matters when deciding on a VBAC