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Late 30s. can i somehow avoid c-section for this and the 2 next pregnancies i'm hoping for? really want to labor & have vaginal delivery for my babies

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
Pediatrics 21 years experience
VBAC: If you've never had a c-section, then unless there is trouble during delivery then vaginal birth should be expected. If you've had a previous c-section then there is controversy about following deliveries and the safety of a vaginal birth. Many obs will default for repeat c-sections because the risk of uterine rupture and other serious complications are high in subsequent pregnancies.

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Last updated Apr 27, 2014

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