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A 40-year-old member asked:

Should i have vaginal delivery or c-section?

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Dr. Alexandra Schmidt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Vaginal delivery: Vaginal delivery is the most natural way to deliver. However some women have complications or indications where a cesarean may be the safest method of delivery. Discuss this with your doctor early on in your care.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Depends.: Factors that will determine the answer to your question: age, weight/height, prior reproductive history, family planning, personal values/hopes/fears, physician advice and any pregnancy complications. If you only want 1-2 children prelabor cesarean sections and btl may be the safest approach for you. If you want 3 children or more, you should probably try to have vaginal delivery if ok with ob!

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A 31-year-old member asked:

What are the risks of a vaginal delivery after c-section?

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Dr. Vanita Patel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Uterine rupture: Major risks like uterine rupture, hemorrhage, maternal or fetal death.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Who can have a vaginal delivery after a previous c-section?

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Dr. Vanita Patel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Yes: If you had c-section for breech or fetal distress or other non recurring condition.
A 30-year-old member asked:

How successful is a vaginal delivery after a previous c-section?

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Dr. Vanita Patel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
40: Success rates depends on if you had any other prior vaginal deliveries.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to have a vaginal delivery after a previous c-section?

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Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
VBAC: It is and is often a great option! there are limitations and various reasons why a vaginal birth after c/s would be dangerous. If you are interested in vbac then you should share your desire with your provider to see if you are a candidate.

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