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August 2nd, 2010, 07:35 PM
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Are they still considered VBACs after your first one? or are they just then considered vaginal births?

Are you still at a higher risk for your next pregnancy?

Do doctors feel the need to still put "time frames" on your pregnancy like they do with your first vbac. ( i know not all of them do in the first place, but just in general)

Just curious. Im not planning on having anymore babies anytime soon, but sometime in a few years i would like to add to my family. I just want to know what kind of things i can expect.
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August 2nd, 2010, 09:12 PM
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After you have had a VBAC, your risk of rupture drops to pretty much the same as any mom who has not had a c/s, so it is much easier to find a provider, and they are usually less scared of you. They are still considered VBACs though. *sigh*

In my experience, doctors put limits on all pregnancies, even first timers, so I don't know how to answer that one. I would think a good doc wouldn't be worried.
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August 2nd, 2010, 10:26 PM
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In the mind of a doctor a VBAC is a VBAC. I had to fight more for VBAC #3 than I did for hte first one because of the birth climate of the state I was living in at the time.

Research shows that your rupture rate decreases with each VBAC, and that your success rate increases.
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Yup, ditto to Meg. No matter how many VBAC's you've had, the docs still consider it a VBAC, and it all depends on their policy. Although, I imagine it might be a *little* easier to get a doc to agree if you've been successful before.
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August 3rd, 2010, 08:52 AM
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In the mind of a doctor a VBAC is a VBAC. I had to fight more for VBAC #3 than I did for hte first one because of the birth climate of the state I was living in at the time.

Research shows that your rupture rate decreases with each VBAC, and that your success rate increases.
Ditto! You are still VBAC even if it's your 1st or 4th one. You still had a previous c/s even though you've had a VBAC already. However, your chances for UR are now cut dramatically.
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August 5th, 2010, 06:16 PM
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Great questions & great answers!! I'm going for my 2nd Vbac and have a doc for now who doesn't do vbac's....looking for a new one
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August 8th, 2010, 11:52 AM
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I was told by my VBAC doc that I'd still be considered a VBAC but that he wouldn't monitor me as closely as he did with Merrick. I was also told that there wouldn't be such a "push" from other docs to get baby here by due date since I've proven twice now that I go 5-7 days past my EDD with my babies.
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August 9th, 2010, 11:14 AM
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I am going to having (I hope) my 2nd VBAC in October and just talked with my OB about this a couple weeks ago.

He told me that once I have had a sucessful VBAC that every birth I had after that would be a VBAC unless something came up and a c/s was needed.

Not sure if every doctor is like this but mine is pretty old school so I was excited to hear it
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August 9th, 2010, 02:23 PM
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Yes, it is always considered a VBAC. I am on baby number 6, and VBAC #5 and still getting resistance from my midwife on having a water birth because I VBAC. Even though I have had 4 perfectly successful VBAC's thus far.
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