I'm TTC baby number 2 and had an emergency c section with my first. He was 4.1kg and I failed to progress past 7cm in 15.5 hours. There was meconium in my waters and I wasn't progressing so I asked for a c section and my ob reluctantly agreed. When he did the c section he commented that we definitely made the right call and there was no way that he was going to come out vaginally. It's only now that I'm thinking of a second bub that I realise I should have asked him why. Not sure if he was just too big for my pelvis or if he was posterior (heaps of back pain in labour and contractions 3 minutes apart from the outset).
So now I'm contemplating whether to have an elective c section or try for a vbac wih baby number 2. Finding out why he wouldn't fit out is obviously a big part to that decision.
My biggest concern is the risk of ruptured uterus. Are there ways that this can be monitored, symptoms that would indicate this is an issue etc or is it just that it can randomly tear?