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Old Jan 5th, 2016, 16:52 PM   11
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I had an emergency c section under general with ds1 and was traumatised by missing the birth and not getting to see my son etc. I tried for VBAC with ds2 but unfortunately failed to progress so ended up with a second c section but this time under a spinal which was a million times better as I got to see my son when he was born and dh got to be there as well.
My silver lining is that 5 years later I really don't care about their births. They are my boys and it doesn't matter that I was asleep when ds1 was born. I thought I'd never get over it but you do.
I hope your VBAC goes ok if that's what you decide to do.



 
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Old Jan 6th, 2016, 04:19 AM   12
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I had an emergency c section under general with ds1 and was traumatised by missing the birth and not getting to see my son etc. I tried for VBAC with ds2 but unfortunately failed to progress so ended up with a second c section but this time under a spinal which was a million times better as I got to see my son when he was born and dh got to be there as well.
My silver lining is that 5 years later I really don't care about their births. They are my boys and it doesn't matter that I was asleep when ds1 was born. I thought I'd never get over it but you do.
I hope your VBAC goes ok if that's what you decide to do.
Thanks banshee, I'm so pleased that you at least got to see your second sons birth despite a failed vbac. I hope that I won't care either eventually, maybe if I see my second child's birth whether by vbac or c section I'll find it easier to get over.

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Old Feb 24th, 2016, 09:31 AM   13
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I had emcs after 11 hours in labour. ..I was 2 weeks over and didn't progress past 4cm. but 2nd baby my waters broke at home at 34 weeks, I laboured for 6 hours all the way to 10cm and then his heart rate went ..so they did emergency forceps. But aparamtly I had a successful vbac! Currently pregnant with #3 and have c section booked for due date if I don't go naturally... I'm not sure how I feel about having a natural birth again x



 
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I had emcs after 11 hours in labour. ..I was 2 weeks over and didn't progress past 4cm. but 2nd baby my waters broke at home at 34 weeks, I laboured for 6 hours all the way to 10cm and then his heart rate went ..so they did emergency forceps. But aparamtly I had a successful vbac! Currently pregnant with #3 and have c section booked for due date if I don't go naturally... I'm not sure how I feel about having a natural birth again x
Hi Sopho, thank you for sharing your story. It's great you had a successful vbac with your dc2 even after only reaching 4cm the first time. Congratulatiobsbon your current pregnancy. I hope you have the birth you want. What do you mean, are you unsure whether you prefer a c section or vbac? Xx



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Old Feb 26th, 2016, 11:30 AM   15
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Hi ladies, I'm currently preparing for a vbac! Pretty much same story as y'all with #1. Water broke, "slow" progression, cascade of interventions ending in emcs under general. I'm determined to get my vbac and my dr is super supportive!!!! I'll update when baby is here!



 
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Old Feb 26th, 2016, 14:11 PM   16
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Hi ladies, I'm currently preparing for a vbac! Pretty much same story as y'all with #1. Water broke, "slow" progression, cascade of interventions ending in emcs under general. I'm determined to get my vbac and my dr is super supportive!!!! I'll update when baby is here!
Congratulations and good luck!! I hope to hear about your successful vbac. How far apart were your pregnancies? X



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Old Feb 26th, 2016, 15:52 PM   17
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Dd will be 23 months when this one is born, would have been 19 months but we lost that baby, but my dr was perfectly fine with me going to for vbac then!! I've been really doing a lot of preparation for this pregnancy. I'm really excited to see if any of it pays off!!
The things I've been doing:
1) chiropractic care
2) exercising and stretching (including walking 2-3 miles a day, 25-50 squats a day, other exercises, stretching)
3) eating healthy and watching my weight (gained wayyyyyyy too much thefirst time around) I'm currently at 11 lbs gained at almost 29 weeks!
4) learning everything I can about every scenario possible. Learning the risks, pros, cons to everything.
5) avoiding interventions like sweeps/strip membranes, not going to try to get her out (I'll let my body decide), not going to get anxious about dates and when I want her here.
6) labor at home as long as possible unless water breaks (gbs+)

If I think of anything else I'll add it!



 
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Dd will be 23 months when this one is born, would have been 19 months but we lost that baby, but my dr was perfectly fine with me going to for vbac then!! I've been really doing a lot of preparation for this pregnancy. I'm really excited to see if any of it pays off!!
The things I've been doing:
1) chiropractic care
2) exercising and stretching (including walking 2-3 miles a day, 25-50 squats a day, other exercises, stretching)
3) eating healthy and watching my weight (gained wayyyyyyy too much thefirst time around) I'm currently at 11 lbs gained at almost 29 weeks!
4) learning everything I can about every scenario possible. Learning the risks, pros, cons to everything.
5) avoiding interventions like sweeps/strip membranes, not going to try to get her out (I'll let my body decide), not going to get anxious about dates and when I want her here.
6) labor at home as long as possible unless water breaks (gbs+)

If I think of anything else I'll add it!
I'm sorry for you loss xx

Would you mind explaing more about how 1 & 2 might help? I had two sweeps before and I definitely think I'll avoid it next time round and let my body decide. I'd be too afraid to keep labouring at home personally. I have reasons why I would want to be closely monitored from the start. I also needed g&a for hours before my waters broke last time.



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I'm doing chiropractic care because I want to make sure my pelvis is in perfect alignment. I didn't bother with this last time even though it was recommended and I regret it so bad. Without perfect alignment our pelvis can sometimes be restricted in its movements including opening up to its fullest during birth. If nothing else I feel amazing, especially compared with last time, I was so achey and miserable, this time I really feel awesome. I never believed in going to the chiropractor, I always thought they were quackey, but I'm a believer if for nothing more than my comfort, I can tell a huge difference after each adjustment! Looking forward to see if it helps my labor at all!!! The second reason is because when our spines and pelvis are in alignment it allows baby to be better positioned. My dd was positioned all wrong during labor, acinclytic, back to back , so I'm hoping this actually helps with this. Which kind of goes along with #2. Exercising and stretching, allows my body to stay fit and limber. Which is also important for babies positioning. This little one is still all over the place and moves in and out of different positions but I have noticed she tends to get into better position than dd1 did, dd1 was always in the same position on the left side of me, legs outstretched to the right side of my rib cage and head resting on the left iliac crest.
I am just trying everything I feel comfortable with because I want to look back and know I did everything I could to try to succeed.

The reason I am choosing to labor at home until I just can't anymore is because I really think being in the hospital so long last time stalled labor for me. I do have a doppler and will use it intermittently and I feel at any time uncomfortable I won't hesitate to go in, but I definitely think it's ok to trust my body and my dr actually said she'd send me home if I wasn't very dilated (past 3-4) or progression slowed, and she's very cautious so I trust she wouldn't advise me otherwise unless she felt good about it!!



 
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Old Mar 1st, 2016, 15:44 PM   20
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Hi bumpwishes. During my vbac I lost 2.2 litres of blood so they drs have said I can have c section as it was v traumatic or if I try for vbac again then I'll b a low threshold for c section incase same happens again.. I just feel.v nervous about it. But I was only 34 weeks when I had my son .fingers crossed I get to term this time and all.goes well . It's amazing to actually have a vbac ,I'm so happy I was able to labour all the way with minimal pain aswel. Let's hope baby 3 is kind to me haha x



 
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