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October 14th, 2013, 11:49 PM
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I'm a hopeful VBAC this time as well. I can tell you from what I have learned that there is only a 1% chance of you rupturing. Especially if you have a low transverse cut "bikini cut", which is usually whats done now and what I had done.

Here is what the class I took at my hospital told me.

If your c-sec was due to "less likely repeatable" reason, where it wasn't due to having small hips or failing to progress etc. Then your chances for a successful VBAC are high. My hospital has an 80% success rate. They told me they treat patients like any other mom except VBACs are required to have continious monitoring, must have an IV line put in and should come in earlier and labor longer in the hospital. All just to be on the safe side. From what it sounds like, they reason for the extra measures is because if you do rupture, it's likely to be a large one. But it is still very very rare.

So your decision should be based on what YOU feel comfortable with. It sounds like your DR is pro c-section, but that doesn't mean you have to be.
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