Hi all, I’ve been reading all the CS postings trying to decide between opting for a planned CS or a VB. A lot of comments say things like
“I chose a CS because I didnt want to go through a VB again, I dont think I will ever be the same down there!” or “I was naive last time but I’m really hoping for a VBAC this time”.
For us reading the thread the problem is they often they dont say WHY.
My Obst has said that if I go into labour, I have a 50/50 chance of having a VB or CS, however because of my symptoms it is likely to be a “difficult VB” and if I then needed an emergency c-section (Em-CS) then the stats say there is 4x more chance of complications.
I am now 36 weeks and he has recommended a planned CS because of 3 reasons: I have a large baby (measuring 90-97 percentile at my last two scans, however growth scans are only 60% accurate), I have a 10cm fibroid in my lower left womb wall (however bubs head has already got past that towards the birth canal, but it might make the birth harder to progress), and Im 39yrs old (so more chance of complications). My obst has said the final decision is up to me and to let him know soon.
I’ve got a 50/50 chance but Im worried about trying for a VB and then after a long and difficult labour, needing an Em-CS (that is 4x the risk than a plannned CS). So I’m asking, what is it that would really make you want a CS or a VB. Details please.