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Hey ladies, I am having the VBAC chat with my dr tomorrow. I know she does them, but I think she is more pro-c/section so we'll see how the talk goes. I am planning on consulting a midwife too just to get a feel for who I think would give me the best chance at having a successful VBAC. Anyways, here's the questiosn I plan to ask my OB, is there anything else I should ask?
Risks & benefits of repeat c/s
risks and benefits of VBAC
Which do you believe carries the higher risk and why?
Is there a time limit for how long I can labor if doing a VBAC?
How many VBAC's have you done?
About what percentage was successful in having a VBAC?
Ask if she is OK with you going postdates with VBAC - the answer will say a lot - some providers say you have to go by 39 or 40 weeks and they basically don't want to do VBACs at all.
Ask if there are any extra measures taken with VBAC that are not with non VBACs - examples would be continuous internal fetal monitoring, and some docs even want you to have an epi in place "just in case" you need an emergency cesarean.
sorry to leave you guys hanging!! The talk went ok. I feel comfortable that she'll support me through a VBAC but I know she is more comfortable doing c/s. However, DH is not comfortable switching dr's and after hearing his side of why I decided that I am ok sticking with the dr. So if I go into labor on my own before my DD I can go for the VBAC, but otherwise I'll have a c/s on my DD, she said the risk of uterine rupture goes up if you go past your DD. So for now that's the plan. I was all set and ready for the VBAC and now I'm having second thoughts. I keep thinking what if I am that SMALL percentage that it happens to, and my baby is that SMALL percentage that dies because of it, how would I live with myself?!? But I keep reminding myself that a VBAC is better for me AND baby and just have to hope that things will go okay...I'm trying to find numbers on infant mortality for VBACS vs infant mortality for repeat c/s, anyone able to help me with that? I just keep going back and forth in my head now, DH is very supportive and said whatever I choose to do, vbac or c/s is perfectly ok and that either way it will work out and be fine....I'm just so frazzled right now!