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I am a diabetic that had a caesarean for my first born (he was breech). My ObGyn is now offering me the opportunity to try an induced VBAC at 38 weeks (if unsuccessful I will end up with another caesarean). Are there any other mothers that have been through this? Most of my research has only come up with those induced after their due date

Posted by chelseabutch, 27th May 2014

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  • I had a caeserean then a vbac then another c-section. the first one was emergency due to cord around the neck, the second I was booked in for a c-section but had her naturally the night before, the third one I attempted to have a vbac but after inducement and minimal dialation I had a c-section. The doctors and nursing staff were on hand constantly through the process closely monitoring due to the risk of having to have another c-section. If you do try for a vbac the nursing staff will be on high alert ready to take you into surgery at a minutes notice (or at least they should). I kind of wish I would have just booked in for the c-section because of the pain I went through during the labour only to have the c-section again but in hindsight everything was looking good for another vbac. I would sit down and have a really good think about what is best for you. You kind of know your own body and can sense what to do.

  • That’s a bit unusual that they would want to induce you after a caesar. I was told it was way too dangerous to do it because it puts extra stress on the scar increasing its chance of rupturing. That said, I did have a successful VBAC with my second and I really did prefer it with how my body coped afterwards.

  • Good luck!

  • I would trust them to choose the best options as they go :)

  • ok so update, Bubs was born by C section at 36w 6 days. waters broke had 15 hour painful labour and 2 cm dilation I then asked for a C section. Turns out its just as well as she was stuck in the pelvis with her head on a weird angle and had to manipulated and vacuumed out. Both of us are now home and enjoying getting into a routine

  • i too have never been through this but i hope all goes well :)

  • I wasn’t given the option of trying a vac after my section I think each doctor have their own views on it, but just remember at the end of the day it’s up to you if you don’t want to risk it only to end up with a section then just tell him you want to go straight to a section without trying.
    Good luck with your decision :)

  • I haven’t been through it, but my niece did. I’ve spoken to her, and she gave me the following details for a web-site that she found particularly helpful. Hopefully it will give you some answers too. Good luck!


  • I have never been through this, but your gyn will do what is best for you and your baby

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