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    Default VBAC uterine rupture rate

    Just wondering if anyone has done their research and know the average vbac rupture rate?
    My ob is trying to sway me towards a repeat section (surprise surprise) and other than 'pointless wrecking my body' whilst attempting a vbac he said the rupture rate is not to be ignored.
    Any websites with info would be appreciated too.
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    http://www.mybirth.com.au/natural-birth/vbac.html

    "The only way that VBAC differs from other first time labours is the small increased risk of uterine rupture. Approximately 0.2% higher than that of a normal labour. This is very small when you consider that you are 30 times more likely to require a emergency caesarean for situations such as acute foetal distress, cord prolapse or ante partum hemorrhage.

    The research also shows that approximately 75% of uterine ruptures occur in women who have never had a cesarean and of the 25% that have, 1/3 do not rupture at the scar line.

    Planning a vaginal birth after a previous caesarean (VBAC) has many benefits. A vaginal birth avoids the risks of surgery and anesthesia and improves the health outcomes for the woman and her baby. The research shows that babies greatly benefit from the process of a natural birth."

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    The risk is very minimal as stated above. A lot of private ob's prefer repeat caesars as it is easier for them. Check out the VBAC thread, lots of good info in there!

    http://www.bubhub.com.au/community/f...ay.php?66-VBAC

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    I agree with the above... I researched my vba2c for over a year and still felt comfortable when I did eventually fall pregnant to have a vba2c rather than a 3rd c section.
    It.was.awesome btw. One of the best experiences of my life.

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    My private ob actually said it is safer to vbac with the chance of rupture so low, than a repeat section (if there are no other reasons for a section). Yes, that was a private ob!

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    Thats for all that info, pretty much what i thought. Not sure where to go from here, but one thing I've got is plenty of time so we'll see!

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    Put it this way, I had a uterine rupture during an attempted VBAC and I still feel that I made the right decision.

    If you do some searches you'll see lots of threads on this topic.

    Good luck with your research.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OurLittleBlessing View Post
    Put it this way, I had a uterine rupture during an attempted VBAC and I still feel that I made the right decision.

    If you do some searches you'll see lots of threads on this topic.

    Good luck with your research.
    May I know what happened after the uterine rupture?
    What/How would you know that it happened?
    Did the doctor tell u and what did they do about it?
    Did you end up going into emergency c section or how/what happened afterwards?

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    My excellent OB was happy for me to choose either VBAC or repeat c-section. He said that there's not much in it in terms of safety, but that research indicated that a VBAC is slightly safer for the mother, whereas a repeat c-section is slightly safer for the baby....By fairly minute amounts. I'm pretty sure I'm going to go with a second c-section, but not out of fear of rupture...I just personally found my c-section a much better experience than my last vaginal birth.

    So go with your heart.

    By the way, wonder if he's got kids, and if his wife had a VB, wonder if she knows he thinks her body's "wrecked"!

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    i had a natural birth after 2 caeserians. you need an ob who will support you.


 

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