Is it planning a VBAC or a repeat C-section safer for me and my babies in any future pregnancies?
A VBAC in your current pregnancy is the much safer choice for any future pregnancies you may have. Each additional C-section increases the amount of internal scar tissue. Scar tissue makes it more and more difficult for the placenta that nourishes the baby to grow and attach normally. This can pose life-threatening risks to babies and mothers.
More scar tissue also increases the chance of adhesions, where nearby tissue or organs grow together. Adhesions make C-section more difficult and risky in future pregnancies.
A VBAC this time around has other advantages in future pregnancies: if you go on to have more children, you'll most likely give birth vaginally and your earlier C-section scar is unlikely to rupture.