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Offer Vbac Vaginal Birth
Vbac stands for vaginal birth after cesarean. Because the uterine muscle has a scar from the prior surgery, and scar tissue isn't as strong as unscarred tissue, there are some additional risks to attempting a vaginal delivery after a cesarean. <1% of patients attempting vbac will have a complication ...Read more
Risky for baby.: Vbac is what you get if your gamble pays off - and you avoid a second cesarean section. Keep in mind that this gamble involves an ~10-fold higher risk of fetal/neonatal death compared to a scheduled prelabor second c-section and may only be justified if you plan to have more pregnancies and do not wish the risks of multiple c-sections. Discuss these issues with your obstetrician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
26 y/o 2 natural vaginal births, >2hrs of labor, 3rd was csection due to baby being 4wks past due. Transverse incision. Should i think about a vbac?
What is a better option, vaginal birth orna csection? Does the vagina go back to normal after birth? What are the changes that happen?
It depends: In an uncomplicated pregnancy (healthy mother with normal anatomy and well developed stable fetus), vaginal delivery is ideal (this is how nature intended it to be!!). C-sections are necessary in some cases to preserve the health of both mother and baby, but this is still a significant surgery which should not be taken lightly. ...Read more
Lamaze Class: I recommend participating in a Lamaze class or meeting with a Lamaze counselor to help you overcome your fear of a vaginal child birth. You might also consider hiring a Doula - people trained to help support the mother (and father) throughout the childbirth process. Good Luck! ...Read more
Hard to say: A learned answer depends on the amount of data we have to review.The only data we have for review is the assumption that you are female and 36 yo. General health history, surgical history, and findings of a physical exam are not available for us to review and would all factor into a response. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Up to 6 weeks: The superficial stitches part will heal in 7-10 days. The underneath part can take a few weeks to feel normal again. ...Read more