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What are the chances of having a vaginal birth after a c section. I have only had one child via c section 4 years ago. After only dilation wasn't happening after 17 hours?

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Dr. Carol Jacobs
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Pretty good

Vaginal birth after c/section (VBAC) has a pretty good success according to current research.
You must work closely with your OB. Research shows 4/10 women with VBAC may still have to have a c/section . These labors need to be monitored carefully in a hospital equipped to respond to an emergency during the labor and have experience monitoring VBAC patients. Talk to your OB for more advice

In brief: Pretty good

Vaginal birth after c/section (VBAC) has a pretty good success according to current research.
You must work closely with your OB. Research shows 4/10 women with VBAC may still have to have a c/section . These labors need to be monitored carefully in a hospital equipped to respond to an emergency during the labor and have experience monitoring VBAC patients. Talk to your OB for more advice
Dr. Carol Jacobs
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: DEPENDS

There are specifics to your own case that may make you more or less likely to have success.
A narrow pelvis, scarring from the procedure, fibroids,other issues with your general health.That said, many are quite successful on more than one subsequent delivery.A plan that would allow a quick move to a surgical suite if something was amiss is a way to do it safely.

In brief: DEPENDS

There are specifics to your own case that may make you more or less likely to have success.
A narrow pelvis, scarring from the procedure, fibroids,other issues with your general health.That said, many are quite successful on more than one subsequent delivery.A plan that would allow a quick move to a surgical suite if something was amiss is a way to do it safely.
Dr. James Ferguson
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