The Story of Karen’s Repeat C-Section Turned VBAC Arrival!


We always dreamed of having 2 children. So when we found out that we were pregnant with our second baby, I was over the moon! It was right before my daughter turned two.

I got J to change to a “Big Sister” t-shirt at the end of her 2nd birthday party to share this exciting news with our friends and family.

Fast forward a few months later, and after several ultrasound appointments with my doctor, we discovered that we are having a little baby boy – due on February 20th.

My sister threw a gender reveal cake party for me, and I was in full nesting mode.

My Pregnancy and Birth With My First

I had a good pregnancy with J, but as it was my first time, I was anxious and struggled to sleep through the night.

I had a c-section with my first due to various complications. I was just glad it was safe for both of us, and the recovery was smooth.


The second time around, I was given the option to either opt for a repeat cesarean (RCS) because I already had one or to try the vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC).

For months, I couldn’t decide which option was best for the baby and me. J was a big baby (9 lbs 6oz).

The Birth

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