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#1 Tell5504

Posted 04 November 2016 - 05:39 PM

Does anyone have any links to research or statistics on VBAC success rates? Particularly those that break down into reason for first c-section and subsequent VBAC rates? I am wanting to get as much information as possible before deciding whether to attempt a VBAC or not. Thanks!

#2 merleauponty

Posted 04 November 2016 - 10:51 PM

The last Australian Government stats I saw were from 2011 (I think).
In the report 'australian mothers and their babies'.
The repeat c/s rate then was 84 per cent but the report didn't break it down, I couldn't tell how many were elective repeats and how many were attempted VBACs.
I was considering this issue myself at one point hence the attention.
There is a newer report, from 2014, I can't link on my phone but google australian mothers and babies. Perhaps there has been some change since 2011.

#3 PocketIcikleflakes

Posted 04 November 2016 - 11:17 PM

Off the top of my head of the women who actually go into labour as a vbac about 75-80% give birth vaginally. The trickiest part is getting support in the first place, which is a huge struggle for many women wanting vbac.
The Facebook group VBAC Australia Support Group has a wealth of members who can link reputable research and stat's for vbac and the less widely discussed risks of multiple c section.  They are pro vbac except in a few circumstances rather than a 'c section vs vbac ' group so it's worth bearing that in mind if you join.

#4 Veritas Vinum Arte

Posted 06 November 2016 - 12:15 PM

I found this study a good read when working out my relative chance of VBAC.

I worked out my chances at around 15% which both my GP and OB agreed with.


ETA it has changed slightly since I read it back in 2007. Back then there were more items listed as being contradictory to successful VBAC and I had many of those ticked.

Edited by VeritasVinum, 06 November 2016 - 12:20 PM.

#5 Tell5504

Posted 06 November 2016 - 02:16 PM

Thanks, I've requested to join that FB group pocketferal. Thanks for the article Veratas, an interesting read so far!

#6 Veritas Vinum Arte

Posted 06 November 2016 - 02:36 PM

As I said I found the British guide handy as it gave stats on different situations.

I also felt it was probably the least bias information when I was researching for myself.

As I said my individual pregnancy had things which contradicted a successful VBAC, so personally found it helpful to come to a decision myself.

If I FSD not had those contradictory items I would have tried for VBAC.

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