Are you terrified of going back to sleepless nights? Worried you can’t love a second child like you love your eldest? or maybe you’re feeling more confident now you know what to expect. Whatever the reason plan to have a second baby if you as a couple want to and not because of family or society.
Based on the data from the National Vital Statistics System, Recent trends in VBAC for women in their 20’s to 30’s are continuously increasing from 12.4% in 2016 to 12.8% in 2017 to 13.3% in 2018.
A. According to WHO, a gap of minimum of two years should be there between your first and second child. This much gap is required for the mother’s body to get fully recovered from her first pregnancy as she as to replenishes the nutrients she lost in her first pregnancy.
A. Yes, labor will be quicker with the second birth. Latent labor will be faster and contractions will become stronger more quickly which will probably make the delivery of the child much easier.
A. Yes , you will be able to have the baby vaginally after the c-section. This process is called Vaginal Birth After Caesarean(VBAC). If you have a healthy pregnancy and the incision in the last c-section was low transverse then VBAC is possible.
A. VBAC is recommended when labor starts spontaneously or when the candidate have a low-transverse uterine scar or when the baby is average size or when the pregnancy started at healthy weight and the weight gain is kept on target.
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