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Beaumont, TX
A 33-year-old female asked:

Had a baby 8 months ago and currently pregnant. when this baby is born it will be a total of 14 months between births. would a vbac be safe?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Maybe: There are a lot more factors than the time between babies that go into whether a vbac is a safe option. Things like reason for first c/section, type of incision, previous obstetric history to name a few. You should sit down with your OB and really discuss the risks , and decide on a plan that you both a comfortable with.
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 28 years experience
Better if >18 months: I also think that the interpregnancy interval is not the primary determinant of risk (over 1-1.5 years is optimum). Please see your obstetrician to discuss mode of delivery options and their respective risks/benefits. Remember that the focus should not be on the way your baby is born but on your health and the baby's health! best of luck!
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Last updated Nov 7, 2014


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