08-13-2013 09:26 AM - edited 08-13-2013 09:26 AM
A lot of women do, but if you want to try and have a vaginal birth, talk to your doctor. Under some circumstances you can have a vaginal birth following a c-section. (Often referred to as a V-BAC)
Here are a few articles that provide more information:
Let us know what you and your doctor decide!
08-13-2013 09:29 AM
I had an emergency c-section with my first. The doctor's where I live do not perform V-BAC's so I had to have a c-section with my 2nd as well. However, the way I carry my children, we learned I could never have them vaginally. They are so high, they never descend even though I go into labor.
08-23-2013 02:06 PM
Definitely talk to your doctor! My friend just found out that she can attempt a VBA2C. Some hospitals are definitely more open to it than others
08-25-2013 06:33 PM
As everyone else has said, not necessarily. If your current OB/GYN and hospital will not do VBACs, you can look around and probably find others who will. In most cases, VBAC has minimal risk, and is safer than having many repeat cesareans. ICAN (International Cesarean Awareness Network) has a lot of great information about VBAC, and about planning another cesarean if that is what you were to need. Their website is www.ican-online.org .
If you do end up needing another cesarean for some reason, you can talk with your doctor about Family-Centered Cesarean. This video shows how it differs from a typical c/sec: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embed
Good luck find the option that is right for you!
08-29-2013 10:48 PM