Can I Have a VBAC?

Cynthia Flynn's picture


Dear Midwife,
Hi, my name is Janet. when I was pregnant with my first child I got induced due to that fact that I was past due date.

I was in labor for 24 hours and only dilated 6cm. I'm expecting my second child in June and will like to try VBAC.

Can I give birth vaginal if the problem I had was due to not being able to dilate?

What Can I Do To Shorten My Next Labor?

Kerry Tuschhoff's picture


Dear Doula,
I had a doula with both of my previous pregnancies. With my first, I was induced with pitocin. I labored for 22 hours and pushed for 2 more on top of that. I ended up having a c-section because he was wedged in my pelvis and wouldn't come down. My 2nd, I went into labor on my own and labored for about 30 hours from start to finish (most of it not too bad, and about 15 hours of it in the hospital). I only pushed for 35 minutes. And my 9 pound 9 ounce VBAC son was born!