I had an emergency c section with my first bub almost 3 years ago. I recovered really well from it and was at the time, quite relieved to have had a Cesar after the turmoil of trying to give birth via the 'natural' way.
The surgeon immediately told me that it was a super good operation and there was no reason I couldn't try for a VBAC next time.
I thought I would want to try for a VBAC but after some research I am unconvinced about the success rate. At my 16 week hospital appointment I was a bit upset that midwives tried to sweep me into believing I would 100% be able to have a successful VBAC. On the other hand, the OBs told me the stats and spoke from her own experience.
For the last 4 weeks I have been almost 100% certain I want to go for a planned C section, mostly to have control over the situation. It was horrible spending 20 hours trying to get somewhere with a vaginal birth only to have a code called. I don't want that to happen again. I have had a stressful pregnancy this time around.
But..The pendulum is swinging the other way again. I read about the scar tissue binding the layers down there together after multiple c sections. Sounds awful. With a toddler and a house move on the way, recovering from a Cesar will be a bit trickier this time too.
Was there any defining argument that made you choose either? Please, enlighten me...