K.A. asks from Dallas, TX on February 01, 2010
VBAC After Vertical C Section
Has anyone had a vbac after a vertical incision that went into he unterian muscle? I know most drs don't want to go there, but I don't want to have to go through another csection again. I will if I have no other choice but would like some feedback. Thanks!
J.T. answers from Dallas on February 01, 2010
i think the odds are pretty much zero of you finding any physician, midwife, etc. that will do that. and if you do find one, i'd run fast! vbac after a horizontal incision are "iffy", but i've never heard of any competent medical professional that would do one after a vertical incision. another c-section would be MUCH better than a uterine rupture.
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S.H. answers from Honolulu on February 01, 2010
I would not chance it. Especially with a vertical incision. AND... how long ago was that? Because it matters.
Only your existing Doctor (that performed the c-section) would know your medical history. Have you asked him/her about it?
Also, many hospitals will not okay it... and medial insurance may not cover it either. So there are many factors involved.
B.J. answers from Kansas City on February 01, 2010
I'm afraid I have to agree with Jennifer. Why chance this?
S. answers from Dallas on February 01, 2010
I would recommend contacting Dr. Fredick Cummings in denton prespy...He will give you the most honest opinion. My friend just delivered a 10 pound baby Vbac with him..
R.D. answers from Dallas on February 08, 2010
This would be considered a no-no, and in my opinion, not worth the risk of rupture. My dr would not consider a VBAC for me, and most hospitals don't allow it anymore. I have had two c-sections. The first was unplanned, and it was not a good experience after a very long, difficult labor. With the last one, I went into labor, but went straight to c-section, and it was so much better. The procedure and recovery was really, really unexpectedly easy.
K.F. answers from Dallas on February 02, 2010
I highly recommend Dr. Yolanda Lawson in Dallas. She is a wonderful doctor with a very high VBAC rate. I've had two VBACs with her, and I absolutely love her.
T.T. answers from Dallas on February 01, 2010
My SIL had a vbac after a verticle incision, but there was 10 years between her children. That being said, they didn't allow her to do it after her 2nd child. If I remember right, the guidelines changed inbetween her two youngest and her doctor wouldn't allow it her 2nd time. If it makes you feel any better, she said her scheduled c section was MUCH easier than her first with the verticle incision (an emergency)