I like what NavelGazing Midwife has to say about the process of considering whether to have a vaginal birth after a previous cesarean, or whether to choose a c-section for a subsequent birth. She says in part,
I encourage you to start a list, even from the very beginning of research. A column for Risk of CBAC and then another for Benefit of CBAC. Then do the same for VBAC. As you learn, put your thoughts into those columns. I promise, as you read more and hear about more, your risks and benefits might flip flop several times. But, having the columns allows you to keep a somewhat logical head about the impending decision.
Then from VBACfacts, a post titled,
It includes a letter from a woman who just had a repeat Cesarean after wanting a VBAC. She begins,
It is with great reluctance that I submit payment to you for services rendered.
I hired you for an intervention free VBAC. Instead I had EVERY intervention I told you I did not want. Under your care, I failed in the most basic way a woman can fail – I failed to birth my children. You ignored each and every point on my birth plan. I cannot help but wonder if you even read it, or if you ever had any intention of following it.