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How can an epidural affect the labour and childbirth process?

I've heard that epidurals can slow down labour and even stall it. I've also heard that it can cause complications and increases the risk of c-section.
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Why are obgyns generally hesitant to do VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean sections) births? Do previous c-sections impose added risks?

I've heard that if a woman/mother, for whatever reason, has a caesarean section (c-section), all the subsequent births thereafter most likely will be done via a c-section. Is this true? Why or why not?...