Can you have a VBAC with a big baby?

A delivery date that comes and goes can mean the baby is getting too big — and VBACs with large babies may also increase the risk of uterine rupture and perineal tears — which is part of the reason why some doctors don’t perform VBACs on women who are more than a week past their due date. You’re having triplets.

What are the contraindications to VBAC?

What are the contraindications to VBAC? Planned VBAC is contraindicated in women with previous uterine rupture or classical caesarean scar and in women who have other absolute contraindications to vaginal birth that apply irrespective of the presence or absence of a scar (e.g. major placenta praevia).

What is a risk factor for having a VBAC?

Some risks of a VBAC are infection, blood loss, and other complications. One rare but serious risk with VBAC is that the cesarean scar on the uterus may rupture (break open). Although a rupture of the uterus is rare, it is very serious and may harm both you and your fetus.

Can a baby be too big to deliver naturally?

Any advice or suggestions? A: A baby that weighs more than 8 lbs 13 ounces at the time of delivery is considered a “macrosomic” or “large for gestational age” baby. There are certainly women delivering all over the world that are able to deliver these larger babies vaginally.

Can you be induced for VBAC?

Topic Overview. When labor does not start on its own and delivery needs to happen soon, contractions can be started (induced) with medicine. Some doctors avoid inducing labor when a woman is trying vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). But others are okay with the careful use of certain medicines to start labor.

When is VBAC not recommended?

Women who have had a low transverse or low vertical incision are usually VBAC candidates. If you’ve had a prior high vertical (classical) incision, VBAC isn’t recommended because of the risk of uterine rupture. Have you ever had a uterine rupture? If so, you’re not a candidate for VBAC .

Is a VBAC considered high risk?

You should discuss the possible complications associated with induction with your health care provider. Recently, ACOG stated that VBAC is safer than a repeat cesarean, and VBAC with more than one previous cesarean does not pose an increased risk.

What makes you eligible for a VBAC?

You might be a candidate for VBAC if you are: Pregnant with one baby, have a history of one or two prior low transverse C-sections, and have no problems that would prevent VBAC.

What makes you a good candidate for a VBAC?

A good candidate for a VBAC is someone who’s has had one previous c-section. We can do a VBAC if they’ve had two c-sections, but nothing more than that. It’s important that the previous cesarean section has been what we call a transverse incision on the uterus.

How can I increase my chances of successful VBAC?

Increasing Your Chances for a Successful VBAC

  1. Had at least one vaginal birth before your C-section.
  2. Over 18 months has passed since your last C-section.
  3. No obstetric problems such as placenta previa or fibroids.
  4. Younger than 34 years old.
  5. Healthy and not overweight.
  6. No high blood pressure.
  7. Deliver at 40 weeks or earlier.

Does a big head mean C section?

A large head circumference is more strongly associated with unplanned cesarean or instrumental delivery and neonatal complications than high birth weight.

Is it hard to deliver an 8 pound baby?

Historically, babies with macrosomia weigh more than 4,000 grams (8 pounds, 13 ounces) or more than 4,500 grams (9 pounds, 15 ounces) at birth. Macrosomic babies are more likely to have a difficult delivery. But the risk of complications is significantly greater when a baby is born weighing more 4,500 grams.

Are there any dangers to having a VBAC?

If someone who tries to undergo a VBAC when they don’t meet the criteria, there are increased risks and dangers to both the mother-to-be and the baby.

Why did I have a C section after having a VBAC?

There are many reasons why women undergo a C-section to begin with. These can range from things such as dystocia (a small pelvis or a big baby), slow and difficult labor, and known health issues. Many of these things impact on whether or not a VBAC is a good idea, and most reasons for a previous C-section indicate that it isn’t.

What does it mean to have a VBAC?

A VBAC refers to a vaginal birth after C-section. There are many things about a C-section that women want to avoid the second time round. Things such as no surgery, quicker recovery, and a shorter hospital stay sound pretty appealing.

What kind of Pain do you get after having a VBAC?

The likely candidates of pain after a VBAC delivery include abdominal pain and bruising, perineal soreness, a painful tailbone and bum that may also be a little bruised, and a general sense of pain all across your body.