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C-section done. OB refusing to discuss VBAC. Risk?

I'm 40 years old and this is my 4th pregnancy. I delivered my first two vaginally, no complications. My 3rd was delivered at 34 weeks through emergency c-section due to my water breaking and she was still sideways - she was the sole survivor of triplets. It is also very low incision. I am now at 36 and half weeks. baby boy is healthy and head down and has been a very uneventful pregnancy. My OB is refusing to discuss VBAC and even used scare tactics to make me think me and the baby would die if I tried - too big of a risk. Everything I have found suggests that my risk is minimal. What really is MY risk?
Asked On : Thu, 10 Oct 2013
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OBGYN 's  Response
Mar 2013
Thanks for your query.
According to the latest VBAC guidelines, you can definitely attempt VBAC.
The risk of uterine rupture would be 4 % .
having had previous 2 vaginal deliveries further improves your chances of success.
It is a calculated risk you would be taking with full understanding.
VBAC should only be attempted in a centre with excellent monitoring facilities during labour.
All the best to you for your delivery.
Take care.
Answered: Thu, 10 Oct 2013
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