I need some information if anyone feels like sharing...I'll make this as short as possible. I'm 40 and almost 31wks pregnant and trying to make some decisions. I had my twin boys when I was 35.3wks. Induced labor due to pre-e after 'active' pushing for 4 hrs and baby b heart rate decals, and failure to progress, I ended up with a very UNcomplicated c-section. Honestly I had no comications with it before, during or after. Unlike my trial of labor which was a mess! Magnesium, pitocin had failed several times. I had NO idea what I was doing and had a nurse who didn't walk me through the process (and I didn't know to ask). In a nutshell, it was horrible so in comparrison the c-section was a breeze! Present time: when I first met with my dr who I love she didn't ask me the option of vbac or repeat, it was more of a statement...repeat c-section, right? I said yes because of the horrible circumstances around my labor. I do not have true hard feelings one way or the other...the only reason I am considering a VBAC is less recovery time and with it being summer, running a farm and two 5 yr olds, this momma's got sh!t to do! I don't feel cheated because I had a c-csection, if anything I feel grateful for it. My question to you is, pros and cons for either? How much do I need to worry about tearing/episiotomy? I can't find good information other than scar placement on why NOT to have a VBAC. And I have a low transverse scar. I am on the plus side of 5'11 and pre pregnancy wait of 200lbs, but as of now have only gained about 11 lbs. I'm nervous about the pain in labor. I have NO idea what my tolerance for pain is, but I do know I am highly scared of it!! I remember my labor being horrific, with an epidural, but looking back I think I was just scared. I wonder, knowing what I know now, if I did do an epidural if I could go natural. Don't even get me started on the horrors of trying to breastfeed or lack of support! I want the safest outcome possible for me and baby. I'll be delivery at the most advanced hospital in the state (a teaching hospital-yuck) but work here so know if push came to shove I'm in great hands. What are your thoughts? Sorry for the ramble, my mind goes in a thousand different directions, I'm guessing that's why I have insomnia, lol!