Quoting Adams Mommy:" We are planning a home birth. However, that is only if I do not get approved by literally the only doctor ... [snip!] ... is a VBAC. My thought is if I VBAC successfully, he will be more comfortable and I can try for a home birth next time around. "
Good luck getting approved! You want your SO to be comfortable with the decision.. Sometimes when a guy learns more about the whole process of labor & birth, the statistics of the risks, and how to help you through labor.. then they feel more comfortable with not having a doctor 'in charge'.. What freaked him out exactly, the risk of uterine rupture?.. I was thinking of having my midwife show my SO how to palpate my uterus, so we can learn what position the baby is in, when she's not around!... I've read a few stories in my book lately that are from the guys point of view too, & it's helpful to know exactly how they're feeling.. Which usually seem to be they're not entirely sure what to do to help, or wanting to fix or heal your pain... If you end up having your VBAC in the hospital, just try to labor as long as you can at home!! If you're induced or augmented in any way, it increases your chance of uterine rupture.. Plus some doctors want to continuously monitor you for a VBAC.
Here's an inspiring Home birth story you could show your SO .. Not a VBAC, though there are some HBAC on youtube you can see. It's nothing alarming, just a picture slideshow..
Quoting Amberchik78:" I blame the pitocin for my son's problem. he was also face up, but we didn't know that til they cut ... [snip!] ... to "move things along." Well, I didn't progress past 5.5 cm, but the pitocin tried to push my son out anyway and he got stuck. "
Oh, no!! I've never heard of the pitocin trying to push the baby out before you're dialated! That sounds intense and really unfortunate! :/ Yeah, pitocin doesn't move things along, unless they expect you to have a 3 hour labor! I've only heard of it interfering with labor in most cases...
I'm pretty sure my doctor knew perfectly well what position my son was in. Every time they checked me for dialation, they said they could feel his nose & laughed about it. But they never informed be that it could be a potential problem (the face presentation part), or told me to try different positions to turn him.. Had I known he was posterior, I would have tried. I learned all of this about his position from my MIL,- who is a nurse & former midwife- much later..
Quoting Zoe&Harper's Mom (Em):" Inform your mother that 89% of people that attempt VBAC are INFACT SUCCESSFUL! So chances are actually ... [snip!] ... a wonderful VBAC experience as I had back in January. (Also you may want to check out Brewers Diet to help with blood pressure)"
It's very nice to see that you're still on here supporting and encouraging other women after having your baby
Quoting BiG GIrl PAntS:" Hello ladies, i am currently thinking about having a VBAC and dr has approved this. With my first i got ... [snip!] ... VBAC but, really do we have to be negative all the time! Anyways, thought i would jump in and say hi and share my story!"
I would personally rather risk the less than 1% risk of uterine rupture, than all the risks of a major abdominal surgery!! I don't see the point in having surgery if there is nothing wrong with you! It'll be better to have been able to say that you at least tried, rather then always regretting an immediate C-section... You should have your mom read the story I posted on here about a woman who had four c-sections before her VBACs.. It also makes you very confident in yourself Do what you feel is right for you!
Quoting Stephanie Sodders:" I would personally rather risk the less than 1% risk of uterine rupture, than all the risks of a major ... [snip!] ... who had four c-sections before her VBACs.. It also makes you very confident in yourself Do what you feel is right for you!"
This was my issue 100%. I did not agree with my doctor simply saying we just dont do VBACs. The issue with my son was that he was breech. There were no other medical reasons at all. I had an extremely healthy pregnancy. My only issues after birth were directly related to my surgery. Such as the infection I got. I got to a point where it felt like I was a host mother, and was carrying my child for the dr or something. I was making no decisions at all, and I got fed up with it.
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<blockquote><b>Quoting TamaraL:</b>" Yeah DD was an emergency c-section preemie. My scar is actually horizontal on my tummy but is vertical ... [snip!] ... truth of that statement because it is very common with many preemies, I'm sure they don't actually care which way they cut "</blockquote>
Hmmm I wasn't aware of that being the most common in preemies. My twins were preemies and I had a low transverse. Really crazy that they would cut you vertically... What gestational age was she born?
Quoting Zoe&Harper's Mom (Em):" Best of luck! My experience was so wonderful I try to encourage friends and family especially to try ... [snip!] ... wonderful experience that I had not too long ago (and if you are not religious I will gladly just send thoughts your way )"
thanks so much (: and yes i am religious so your prayers are more then welcome
Hey y'all I just found out this morning that my doctor is giving me the go ahead to do a vbac. I am so excited so throw as much info at me as you can. I want to know everything!
btw my name is Heather, I had my c section 4.5 years ago due to a placental abruption after 6 hours of active labor (my water broke at home). I was 32 weeks along. I did have a vbac last summer, I dilated to 10cm after 13 hours of labor, drug free and delivered a boy at 17 weeks along. I know this time around will be much different though.
Quoting Breanna(TITSORGTFO):" The original thread did not run out of space, however, the OP has not been on since Feb. and the general ... [snip!] ... be added to the above information are welcome. **** VBAC Snaggables: "
Hi. I had an unsuccessful VBA2C attempt last June (first C was necessary at 33 weeks, second was a full-term unnecesarean), VBA2C was unsuccessful due to OP presentation, despite 2 hours of pushing Little Mama would not descend past 0 station. I learned in March of some severe pelvic and back issues caused by a rear ender bender a few years ago that left half of my pelvis shoved up and back, which is what caused my girls OP positioning. These issues have been resolved through Chiro care and I will be going for my VBA3C in December. Due the 12th.
Guess I can start updating here!
37 weeks (tomorrow). Going for a VBAC after C-Section for breech position at 38 weeks 1 day. Everything is in my favor, baby head down, measuring great, BP great, I was checked at 35 weeks and was closed, I was checked this past Thursday and was 1CM and 50% effaced.. one weeks worth of progress my body did all on its own! I am taking EPO orally, haven't started vaginally. Although I am getting tons of discharge that started yesterday. Baby boy is dropping as well.
Im getting a ball today to start bouncing as well.