Q. Is the adage 'Once a cesarean, always a cesarean' true?
Q. My doctor told me my pelvis is too small to vaginally deliver a baby over eight pounds. Is this true?
Q: I have had more than one cesarean. Is it possible for me to have a vaginal birth?
Q: My doctor says scheduling an induction will maximize my chances for a vaginal birth.
Q: I can’t find a doctor willing to support a vaginal birth after cesarean.
Q: Is it true that ACOG is recommending all women have a repeat cesarean?
Q: My baby is breech. Will I have to have a cesarean?
Q: Doesn’t a vaginal birth cause problems like pelvic floor “damage”?
Q: Wouldn’t a cesarean be safer than a vaginal birth after a cesarean?
Q: What is the real percentage risk of uterine rupture?
Q: Can I have a VBAC if I have a classical incision?
Q: When is a cesarean absolutely necessary?
• Complete placenta previa at term.
• Transverse lie
• Prolapsed cord.
• Abrupted Placenta.
• Eclampsia or severe preeclampsia with failed induction of labor.
• Large uterine tumor which blocks the cervix
• True fetal distress confirmed with a fetal scalp sampling or biophysical profile
• True cephalopelvic disproportion (CPD- baby too large for pelvis). This is extremely rare and only associated with a pelvic deformity (or an incorrectly healed pelvic break).
• Initial outbreak of active herpes at the onset of labor.
• Uterine rupture