VBACFacts boasts about its hideous rupture rates


You cannot make this stuff up.

The community at VBACFacts has done a survey of members who attempted vaginal birth after C-section (VBAC) in the past 8 months and they are pretty jazzed about the results.


Indeed, members are encouraged to “enjoy these wonderful results.”

Too bad the results are hideous. Too bad that these women are so clueless that they don’t even realize that the results are hideous.


Yippee!! There were 309 successful VBACs out of 396 attempts, for a success rate of 78%, comparable to the results of large studies of VBAC.

Yippee!! Only 57 additional women opted for an elective repeat C-section.

Yippee!! There were only 5 uterine ruptures …

Oops! That’s bad. That’s a rupture rate of 1.2%. That’s not just bad; that’s hideous. The risk of uterine rupture is generally quoted as about 0.7%. The VBACFacts group has a rate that is 70% higher.

How many of those babies died? Don’t be silly; why would the folks at VBACFacts report an insignificant detail like that? They don’t know, and they don’t care.

What’s most chilling about this is that these fools are congratulating themselves when they should be sounding an alarm. What’s a few dead babies compared to a bunch of successful vaginal deliveries, right?

The VBACFacts community encourages women to take risks, praises them when they dodge a bullet, and ignores the dead babies when they don’t. Why would anyone who cares whether her baby lives or dies get her medical advice from them?