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Old Mar 5th, 2011, 16:03 PM   1
Laraa
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C section question


I had to have an emergency c section with my lo and it was a very traumatic experience. I have a month left before we ttc. Im just wondering after having a csection first time around can you opt for a c section 2nd time around ?



 
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Old Mar 5th, 2011, 16:08 PM   2
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Well, I'm from the US. But here, yes you can vbac. Success rates are 75-80%.

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Old Mar 5th, 2011, 16:24 PM   3
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I think they try and encourage a vbac, but you can go for a section if you prefer. I had a tough time too, and one day I decide to go vbac, the next elcs!



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Old Mar 6th, 2011, 03:49 AM   4
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I think it depends on your area/hospital, a friend of mine had two emergency sections and then an elective but i dont know if that was suggested to her by the hospital or not?
Good luck with TTC #2



 
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Old Mar 6th, 2011, 12:22 PM   5
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^^ wss ^^ i think they encourage vbac



 
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Old Mar 6th, 2011, 12:54 PM   6
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It depends on where you are, your hospital etc and also the reasons for you needing the emergency section first time round.

I too had an emergency c section as after 70+ hours I labour I only got to 7cm so my reason was 'failure to progress'.

At my hospital I can now choose to opt for a planned section or try for a vbac although my mw and dr have advised a c section would probably be the safer option for me.

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Old Mar 6th, 2011, 22:14 PM   7
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No one can force you to have a vaginal birth the next time around. I'm fairly certain you should be able to request and get a scheduled c-section.



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Old Mar 6th, 2011, 22:26 PM   8
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I agree with the others who posted before that it depends on the hospital but the hospital I delivered at had a strick non-vbac policy and didn't allow it. When I spoke to my doctor about changing hospitals in order to have that option (as my first was an emergency c-section and I wanted to deliver naturally) I was strongly desuaded against it for safety reasons and was told that was the preferred route. I've now had three c-sections... All the best to you.



 
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Old Mar 9th, 2011, 00:09 AM   9
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Here you pretty much have your say if you've had a previous c-section. Obviously, based on individual circumstances, they may encourage you to have a scheduled c-section with #2. I've never heard of anyone being urged to have a VBAC with their second though. They pretty well ask you, help you make a decision if you're undecided based on the reasons for your c-section, your recovery, etc.



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Old Mar 9th, 2011, 00:49 AM   10
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Thanks for replies ladies..the 1st time around i had the worst experience..where i was in labour for 48 hours..they refused to give me any pain relief apart frm gas n air..then baby's heartrate went dwn dramatically and they rushed me for a emergency c section.. it truly was a traumatic experience..Obviously im aware that it may be a completely different experience this time around but we shall see. Just wanted to see what birth options i have as i shall be ttc nxt month.



 
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