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Vbac vs. csection A+E VBAC mama! 2 kids; Gaylord, Minnesota 12223 posts
5th Nov '12

Soooo....



I can't decide.



Can someone help me with pros and cons for both?




I think i want avbac but I'm scared shitless of the babies heart stopping like DD's did.



But o.b also told me i can't base wanting a vbac only because i think it'll be better chance of BF ing.



Helllppppp

SoonToBeProudMommyOf3 Due March 10 (girl); 34 kids; Oklahoma 441 posts
5th Nov '12

Personally I think both are super risky and I don't like the idea of either... However, I'm sticking with repeat c-section

A+E VBAC mama! 2 kids; Gaylord, Minnesota 12223 posts
5th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting SoonToBeProudMommyOf3:</b>" Personally I think both are super risky and I don't like the idea of either... However, I'm sticking with repeat c-section "</blockquote>




How did u make Ur decision?

DifferentDay Due June 2; 34 kids; Tennessee 3473 posts
5th Nov '12

They each have pros n cons its down to what ur comfortable with doing. I'm pro vbac but in the end long as the woman can be happy w her decision I'm for it. I chickened out my 2nd n was afraid I had an easy labor w my 1st that I didn't want to risk painful contractions, etc. now my 3rd I'm digging in my heels for a vbac. My choice though doesn't have to be yours.

Mrs. Conan O'Brien 2 kids; Colorado 20919 posts
5th Nov '12

A VBAC is statistically less riskier than a repeat. The only real concern I believe is the incision abrupting, which is actually less than 1% if you fit all the guidelines. I'm definitely doing a VBAC.

Ravey Candyass 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Boston, Massachusetts 103331 posts
5th Nov '12

vbac has less chance of uterine rupture.
vbac does not involve major surgery. which means a faster healing time. you'll be able to hold oyur baby right away.
i honestly don't see why you woldn't go with a vbac.

Mrs. Conan O'Brien 2 kids; Colorado 20919 posts
5th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting SoonToBeProudMommyOf3:</b>" Personally I think both are super risky and I don't like the idea of either... However, I'm sticking with repeat c-section "</blockquote>




VBACs aren't super risky actually.

marsupialjoe TTC since Jun 2003; 3 kids; Fort St John, British Columbia 454 posts
5th Nov '12

I've been struggling with this too..



Risks of VBAC:
Uterine rupture
Repeat C-section (except it will be emergency, not planned)
Any complications that come with the VBAC failing.



Risks of C-Section:
Same risks as any other major abdominal surgery.. they have to slice you pretty deep and move your organs around and stuff.. it's pretty intense.
Longer recovery time/risk of infection, etc.



In the end.. I have finally decided to do the repeat c-section, even though I really wanted to try for the VBAC, because I will know what to expect and the doctors don't feel that I will be successful in the VBAC (My emerg. c-section was due to a small pelvis, my pelvis hasn't grown so...). It's a really hard choice and one that I've bounced back and forth on.



What was the reason for your c-section? If it was baby related, and you had a good chance of a successful v-bac, I'd give it a try. If it was related to your body (small pelvis), than it just kind of sets you up for another emergency situation.

A+E VBAC mama! 2 kids; Gaylord, Minnesota 12223 posts
5th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting lilredsmurfy:</b>" I've been struggling with this too.. Risks of VBAC: Uterine rupture Repeat C-section (except it will ... [snip!] ... give it a try. If it was related to your body (small pelvis), than it just kind of sets you up for another emergency situation."</blockquote>



Baby. Her heart want accepting the induction. It flat lined and they had to revive her.

SoonToBeProudMommyOf3 Due March 10 (girl); 34 kids; Oklahoma 441 posts
5th Nov '12
Quoting Ah TAM:" <blockquote><b>Quoting SoonToBeProudMommyOf3:</b>" Personally I think both are super ... [snip!] ... like the idea of either... However, I'm sticking with repeat c-section "</blockquote> How did u make Ur decision?"


In the end, insurance coverage.



But my son was also too big and face up, starting with signs of distress which caused my c-section, so I think it's best (for me) to just do the c-section and save this baby from the stress. I know my pelvis hasn't grown and my son was 7lb 15oz. My 1st would have been approx 8lb if he wasn't 4w early. I'm a small woman with big babies lol.

A+E VBAC mama! 2 kids; Gaylord, Minnesota 12223 posts
5th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Ravey Candyass:</b>" vbac has less chance of uterine rupture. vbac does not involve major surgery. which means a faster healing ... [snip!] ... means a faster healing time. you'll be able to hold oyur baby right away. i honestly don't see why you woldn't go with a vbac."</blockquote>




I'm scared of almost losing my baby again. My daughter was born dead. I think deep down I'll do avbac its what I've always planned. But ill probably hire a doula in hopes she can help me with pain management.

DifferentDay Due June 2; 34 kids; Tennessee 3473 posts
5th Nov '12

Does ur dr 100% support a vbac? U need to make sure bc that will determine a lot. Ur not supposed to be induced w a vbac, if ur dr looked at ur records from the csect they'll tell u whether ur a good candidate or not

Mrs. Conan O'Brien 2 kids; Colorado 20919 posts
5th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Ah TAM:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting lilredsmurfy:</b>" I've been struggling with this too.. Risks ... [snip!] ... situation."</blockquote> Baby. Her heart want accepting the induction. It flat lined and they had to revive her."</blockquote>




What drugs were you given for your induction?

Ravey Candyass 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Boston, Massachusetts 103331 posts
5th Nov '12
Quoting Ah TAM:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Ravey Candyass:</b>" vbac has less chance of uterine rupture. ... [snip!] ... down I'll do avbac its what I've always planned. But ill probably hire a doula in hopes she can help me with pain management."


but see, since you can't be induced with a VBAC, (others will tell you differently, but the use of pitocin will up the chance of rupture, so i'd never risk it) I think your child would be okay. from what you're saying I mean. and you can still get an epi if you'd like one.

A+E VBAC mama! 2 kids; Gaylord, Minnesota 12223 posts
5th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting SoonToBeProudMommyOf3:</b>" In the end, insurance coverage. But my son was also too big and face up, starting with signs of distress ... [snip!] ... grown and my son was 7lb 15oz. My 1st would have been approx 8lb if he wasn't 4w early. I'm a small woman with big babies lol. "</blockquote>




Oh ok. I'm not worried about insurance.



Haha I'm the opposite. I'm a big girl with small babies.