@Ninteenthchance: I had a success vbac last April. Was a planned hbac that transported non-emergent to be a hospital vbac. I chose an hbac b/c for us the risks associated with it were still less than the risks associated with erc… if I needed a rc I was okay with that, but signing up for those risks if they could be avoided was not something that I wanted to do
You can read my birthstory here.
For accurate info regarding vbacs you can check out:
vbac facts community fb group
your local ICAN chapter will also be a great resource for vbac vs. erc stats AND finding a supportive provider!
And here’s a great info-graphic that shows the common risks associated with vbac vs erc & how they increases/decsrease with subsequent pregnancies (since it’s est that almost half of children are a result of unplanned pregnancies it’s always wise to consider how this birth may affect future births)
This graphic is from the ICAN “After a Cesarean” brochure…. here’s what it says in the brochure along with the cites:
“All VBAC statistics for this to hire are taken from the Mercer & Gilbert study which includes induced and augmented labors. Additional studies have shown lower uterine rupture rates (especially with spontaneous labors) and higher VBAC rates.”
Three studies are cited:
1) Mercer, B. M. & Gilbert, S. et al. “Labor outcomes with increasing number of prior vaginal births after cesarean delivery.”
2) Silver, R. M. & Landon, M. B. et al “Maternal morbidity associated with multiple repeat cesarean deliveries.”
3) Nisenblat, V., Baraj, S. & Griness, O. B. et al. “Maternal complications associated with multiple cesarean deliveries.”
Whatever you decide be as informed as you can be & be sure you have a supportive provider that’s willing to look at & consider all the evidence surrounding your specific history & pregnancy. 🙂