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Iluvbeinpreggers

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Pros and cons of having a vbac
« on: August 23, 2011, 06:18:50 pm »
I want to know to the pros and cons of having a vbac
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Fergie_mama

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Re: Pros and cons of having a vbac
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2011, 06:45:22 pm »
They're about the same as the pros and cons for vaginal over cesarean with the only additional thing I can think of is that if you use cyrvidil or cytotec (sp?) to induce, you're much more likely to have uterine rupture due to the scar. With regular natural labor and even pitocin augmentation the risks are the same as with any other birth. Fyi, if your uterus ruptures you'll pretty much always have a c section afterwards, assuming the rupture wasn't bad enough to require a hysterectomy, which is rare.
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22Chan88

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Re: Pros and cons of having a vbac
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2011, 07:04:33 pm »
What's a vbac?

cowgirl momma

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Re: Pros and cons of having a vbac
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2011, 07:15:01 pm »
Vaginal birth after ceserean (sp?)

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Re: Pros and cons of having a vbac
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2011, 10:19:27 pm »
I'm also considering having a vbac but I'm still debating. I guess time will tell which way to go. I'm scared of the risk of rupture.

Fergie_mama

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Re: Pros and cons of having a vbac
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2011, 03:40:17 pm »
The risk of rupture is really only there if induced with the prostaglandins. The risk of rupture during a normal delivery, even a vbac, is almost nil. If you find a doctor who is vbac friendly, talk about the risks and benefits and ask for the statistics of those risks happening I their practice.
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