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Im 33wks and a few days and ppl are askn me if I have to deliver by csection or regular. Is thy something I should kno by now?

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David Miller
Family Medicine
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In brief: Talk with your doc

Unless you have some specific reason for a c-section, you should plan on a vaginal birth.
This is something that you and your OB doc should be talking about during your prenatal visits.

In brief: Talk with your doc

Unless you have some specific reason for a c-section, you should plan on a vaginal birth.
This is something that you and your OB doc should be talking about during your prenatal visits.
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Dr. Paul Williams
Family Medicine
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In brief: C section

Have you needed a c section in the past? If so - depending on a variety of factors you may qualify for a vbac (vaginal birth after c section) - ask your ob.
If you have never had a c section - that decision is up to you, your doctor and your baby. Size of the baby, position of the baby and how you are laboring all influence the need for a c section.

In brief: C section

Have you needed a c section in the past? If so - depending on a variety of factors you may qualify for a vbac (vaginal birth after c section) - ask your ob.
If you have never had a c section - that decision is up to you, your doctor and your baby. Size of the baby, position of the baby and how you are laboring all influence the need for a c section.
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Dr. Erin Robertson
General Practice

In brief: Not sure why they

would be asking you that unless you had a prior C-section.
If yes, you would be choosing to have a VBAC (vaginal birth after Cesarean) or a repeat C-cection. If you had a LTCS (low traverse) you can totally VBAC. If the incision was vertical (no one does that anymore) then you'd be stuck with a C-section. If the placenta was over cervix, or if you had active herpes breakout, C-section reasonable.

In brief: Not sure why they

would be asking you that unless you had a prior C-section.
If yes, you would be choosing to have a VBAC (vaginal birth after Cesarean) or a repeat C-cection. If you had a LTCS (low traverse) you can totally VBAC. If the incision was vertical (no one does that anymore) then you'd be stuck with a C-section. If the placenta was over cervix, or if you had active herpes breakout, C-section reasonable.
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