I just want to let all those ladies out there know that unless there is a medical reason for having another cesarean that a VBAC is possible! My first son, the result of rape, had a huge head and the kid just wasn't coming out the right way. His heart rate kept dropping and the cesarean was just inevitable.
I was told that because of my strong stomach muscles and the fact that I was young (23 at the time) that I should have no issues with having a VBAC. I got pregnant after getting married about 3 years later. I had to really search for a doctor who believed in the VBAC process. I called three different practices and finally found Dr. Bonnie Gong! If you live in the Seattle Area near Kirkland, WA/Evergreen Hospital, I strongly recommend Dr. Bonnie Gong. She was not only informative, but extremely supportive. She was not just interested in how my pregnancy was doing, but how I was doing as well.
I signed a consent form and had one false labor. I will not lie, I was scared! Now it seems ridiculous because the chances of rupture are less than 1%, but I was taking that chance. Totally worth it. I would recommend that anyone attempting their first VBAC be very near (less than 10 minutes) or birth in a hospital just to be on the safe side. But, after one VBAC take a glance at this article: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/573948_2 and you'll be amazed how much easier and safer a subsequent VBAC can be.
While not all VBACs are successful it is a good idea to do your research and be prepared for everything. Find out what you can do to prevent another cesarean - exercise throughout your pregnancy, go as long as you can without an epidural (painful but worth it), try not to birth on your back.
I wish everyone who is attempting their first VBAC blessings =) It is so much different than a C-section and you will be wonderfully surprised at how much energy you have and just the whole process!