Chances Of A VBAC

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JulieK - January 25

I had a c-section with my first pregnancy. They took my son out 3 weeks early because he was so big, and wasn't dropping into position, likely 'cause he simply wouldn't fit. He was 9 pounds that early. Had he gone to term they were estimating 12-13 pounds. My question is, what are the chances of having a va___al birth after c-section in my case? Are second babies always bigger than first? I was so disappointed at having the first c-section and I would really love to try this the old fashioned way this time. By the way, my husband was 12 pounds at birth so I blame him...lol.

 

kimberly - January 26

Where I live they do not do vbac anymore.I am not sure why but my friend just had her 2nd c-section and her Dr. told her they just don't do them anymore. I am not sure if that is jus in my state or everywhere. If your first was so big, I wouldn't doubt that your 2nd will be too, but you just never know. Good luck and I hope you get what you want.

 

erinsoul - January 27

Our hospital told us during a birthing cla__s that your hospital has to be equipted with an infant icu and trama unit to allow vbacs due to complications that can arise. Many smaller county hospitals (like the one I delivered at) do not have that capability and the doctors will not offer that option.

 

Krist - January 28

Hi JulieK. I think the size of the baby is irrelevent when considering a VBAC. Have a look at this website, it may help answer some questions for you - babycenter.com.au/pregnancy/labourandbirth/labourcomplications/vbac/ Take out any dashes (-).

 

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