I had a very successful VBAC 9 months ago. My 4 yo was a planned c-section, sort of. I was a week overdue and scheduled to be induced the next day. Went in for a check-up and discovered she was frank breech, so a c-section was scheduled for the next day and I had what I thought was a pretty easy recovery. With my 9 mo I planned to have a VBAC with the full support of my Doctor. She let me take the lead on my birth plan, but thoroughly discussed all the risks on both sides and let me make the decision. It's very important that your Doctor and/or the practice in general supports VBACs. Mine did. However, I did have a back-up c-section scheduled if labor did not start on it's own within being a week overdue. Well, I was a week overdue and scheduled to go in to have the c-section at 7 am the next morning and then labor started at 1 am. During labor I wished I had the c-section because it was quick and I would have been done already, but I was dead wrong. I cannot stress enough how much easier and quicker recovery was after VBAC. I would definitely recommend it if circumstances allow. And because I delivered in a teaching hospital several students asked if they could observe because VBACs are becoming much more common. Good luck.