A summary of VBAC Risks

There is no current evidence that continuous monitoring improves outcomes, and listening in intermittently is as effective with out as many of the side effects associated with continuous monitoring, such as false alarms on the trace or the effect of restricted movement.  It is often suspected that the fetal heart rate is one of the later indications of rupture, and signs show up first in mum!

You might also be interested to hear that the odds fetal death in a VBAC labour is 3 per 10,000, the odds of fetal death from an amniocentesis is 60 per 10,000. from Optimal Care in Childbirth: The Case for a Physiologic Approach by Henci Goer and Amy Romano.

Here are some links too

A review of the literature from  birthwithoutfearblog.com

A look at some of the facts by vbacfacts.com

Here is a very scary look at one of the biggest dangers amongst the side effects of caesarean surgery, placenta accreta.

Always good information on www.homebirth.org.uk, here is their VBAC page, useful even if you are not planning a home birth!

A look at the effects of caesarean surgery  onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1469-185X.2011.00195.x/full