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Birth after VBAC

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TheWiseOldElf Thu 21-May-15 21:03:56

I had an EMCS with DD1 nearly 3 years ago and a VBAC with DD2 nearly 1.5 years ago. I am currently trying to persuade DH to have contemplating DC3 and I can't really find any info on how a subsequent pregnancy is classified. Does a successful VBAC mean I would be low risk again (subject to any other issues)? Or are all subsequent pregnancies after an EMCS high risk/consultant led? I know that it probably varies between health authorities but I would appreciate hearing any experiences.

TheWiseOldElf Thu 21-May-15 21:05:15

I did also have a third degree tear in labour with DD2 (compound presentation) but have had no subsequent issues with this and was signed off by the gynae follow up as being fine. Not sure if that adds anything in to the mix!

readysteady Mon 25-May-15 22:30:21

I'm following as I am in the same situation as you.....down to the tear also

ishallnamehimsquishy Thu 28-May-15 17:41:38

Go I'm assuming for a second vbac very soon. I am regarded as consultant led despite the successful birth last time. I'm

ishallnamehimsquishy Thu 28-May-15 17:42:27

Must going to be in next corridor from the mlu so trying not to worry about it.

ishallnamehimsquishy Thu 28-May-15 17:43:50

Hi not go. And just not must! Grr autocorrect.

luna40 Sat 30-May-15 14:36:11

My friend had DC1 EMCS, then DC2 VBAC with intervention, then DC#3 and #4 were both super fast straight forward births at MLU. So it became easier for her every time smile

I had a third degree tear with my DC#1 and was really worried about higher chance of tear with my second, but I had absolutely no problems, scar wasn't touched, etc. Midwife did suggest I see a consultant re: tear, but the consultant said I would still be fine to try for a home birth or MLU birth. good luck!

pinkandsparklytoo Sun 31-May-15 07:25:27

I had two EMCS followed by a VBAC. This time I am consultant led as having had a section before but because my last birth was a successful VBAC they are happy to let me try for one again. The consultant says it is still considered high risk but is not a problem .

Ahemily Wed 08-Jul-15 08:12:22

So happy to find this thread!

I had ECS with DS three years ago and my midwife has said my options are "limited" - I'd love a home birth but that's apparently a no, but would at least like to try VBAC with my second, who's due at Christmas.

I'm trying to weigh up in my mind how forceful I should be though, labour with DS was a three day saga which resulted in him being quite unwell by the time he came out. The last thing I want is to push for VBAC only to cause the baby distress again

sanfairyanne Wed 08-Jul-15 08:40:34

still consultant led but i had an hbac

Ahemily Wed 08-Jul-15 10:10:52

Sorry, EMCS, not ECS (still getting to grips with shorthand)blush

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