I have had 2 vba2c births. I'll give u a run-down of all the positives and negatives of my experiences:
DS1 was an emergency c-section in June 06 for fetal distress, pre-eclampsia, pro-longed labour *cough* (c-section friendly ob) etc
DS2 was another emergency c-section for Failure To Progress (and mostly cos I didn't believe in myself) after attempting a vbac in October 07
DS3 was a planned homebirth with an Independent Midwife.. I laboured at home for about 15 hours then my midwife discovered that I had a BP reading of 150/100 and protein & ketones in my urine so I transferred to hospital, arrived at 8 am, had an epidural administered to lower the BP, then 15 hours later (11pm) finally gave birth vaginally to a big 9 pound 8 boy in December 2008.
No problems with the scar or anything. Just a long drawn-out labour to which I had to fight to keep going. I made it clear to the obs that I would not agree to a repeat c-section for FTP again, unless the monitors showed TRUE signs of distress for the baby or myself. I did MAJOR nipple stimulation to get my labour going as it was start-stop after I had the epidural, my midwife & DH massaged my feet & pressure points with certain essential oils to help keep it going. The hardest part was the stress/pressure of the obs keeping me on the clock, which they tend to do when you have a long labour but particularly if you are a vbac/vba2c birther. It was worth it though and I was actually the very first person ever to have a vba2c in that particular hospital. Since then there have been several other women who have had vbac/vba2c's at that hospital, and even a vba3c! So I guess I started a trend lol nah they've just lightened up a bit I guess, and have a more relaxed & educated obstetric team.
4 months ago now I had my 2nd vba2c which was for my twin girls. They are identical (mono-di) so more "high-risk" as they shared a placenta. But there were never any pregnancy complications whatsoever (apart from the pain/discomfort from carrying so much extra weight) and I went fullterm with them (38+2) and Twin A was 8 pounds, Twin B was 6 pound 8.
From the very first contraction it was about 13 or so hours of labour but it was still the shortest easiest labour/birth out of all, apart from a few glitches with the epidural that I regretfully requested myself. But the birth itself was beautiful, DH delivered both twins himself with no help/assistance from the obs & midwives. It was amazing.
I did however have a massive postpartum hemmorhage, losing about 3.5 lts of blood, needing to be put under general anesthetic, have a D&C, balloon catheter, and many blood transfusions. But that had nothing at all to do with my c-section scars, it was purely the fact that the large twin placenta came off the uterine wall leaving a raw patch causing a blood clot.
In the days following the birth I had several other blood transfusions, and also 2 blood-patch procedures (spinal procedures) to correct the epidural eff-up that happened during labour. It was a real rough few days and the first 3-4 months of my twins lives were difficult as I've required Iron & B12 injections regularly to recover from the hemmorhage.
But just to clarify, the vba2c's were successful & no complications with the scar. Oh and there were only 13 months between the 2nd c-section and the first vba2c. So anything is possible if you just believe strongly in yourself & do your best
Sorry for the dragged out msg lol hope that helped. If you want to read a more in-depth version you can go to http://lisaroseuhlmann.webs.com/apps/blog/...6-my-twin-vba2c
That has my birth story on there