My wife, while giving first birth had a vaginal tear which was treated and there were no underlying complications. It was back in 2013. Now she is expecting to give birth to our second child. Till now our doctor didn't ask or suggest anything (may be because she didn't know about the first tear) but in our last appointment she suggested for a c-section rather than a normal birth. Based on ultra sounds and sonograms she always suggested that everything is normal and you should be good for a normal delivery. Now in the last appointment she suggested c-section, based on vaginal tear during first birth. Few questions as date is arriving and we are a bit desperate.
1- If we go for a normal delivery, what are the risks for a tear again? Even if there is a tear, what could be the complications? How bad could that be?
2- If we go for c-section, what are the risks?
3- Whose risks are bad?
4- Based on above what do you suggest?