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A 31-year-old member asked:

repeat c-sections- are they safe as vbac?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Much, much safer!: A second repeat prelabor cesarean section is 13 times less likely to result in fetal death as compared to attempted vbac! third and fourth (fifth etc) repeat prelabor cesarean sections are exponentially more dangerous for the mother but always safer for the baby when compared to attempted vbac. Only attempt vbac if your md agrees and you want >2 more pregnancies if you accept 1/200 risk of rupture.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Any ideas if I can have a vbac after 2 previous c-sections?

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Dr. Elizabeth Case
ADHD and Autism 24 years experience
Maybe: The American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology does consider a VBAC after two cesarean sections to be safe if: both uterine incisions were low transverse cervical and if there was no evidence of uterine rupture or a peritoneal "window" at the time of the second cesarean. The overall success rates of VBAC is approximately 75% but depends greatly on the reason for the cesarean sections.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Can I have a vbac after 2 c-sections?

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Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Maybe...: Technically, this can be done if you can find a doctor willing to help you. Its a complicated decision, however, that depends on many factors such as the reasons why you had the first 2 c/sections and if you had a natural birth prior to the first C/section. There are many situations where a VBAC in this situation wouldn't be recommended. Best wishes!

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