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The old rule of thumb of "once a c-section always a c-section" is no longer valid.


but how common is it?

I don't know of any one who has a normal delivery after a c-section. My sample is far more limited than yours.

How common depends on a couple things: how old is your OB/Gyn (younger ones are more apt to try it) and where do they deliver (if at a high risk or busy L&D hospital, more apt to try it because of institutional experience).

Off the top of my head its about a 50/50 deal at my place and falls along the lines of younger vs. older OB/Gyns. Patients also tend to VBAC (vaginal birth after c-section) if they have vaginally delivered before their first c-section.

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