VBAC—WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Being in your BMI range is one way to reduce the risk of C-section the second time around. If you are planning to have a VBAC, the best thing you can do is avoid gaining too much weight, exercise regularly and stay fit. There is also a fear of uterine rupture during VBAC. Women with a low transverse cut from the previous C-section, who have managed to be within their desired BMI range are usually considered fit for a VBAC. A study published in the journal Obstetrics and Gynaecology which took into account the 1213 patients saw that obese women even with a low transverse cut had 50 percent lesser chances of having a VBAC. Also, women who gained weight after their first pregnancy were 40 percent less likely to have a VBAC. The study concluded that both weight gain after the first pregnancy and obesity reduced chances of a VBAC drastically.