I am compromising on the constant monitoring by asking to use the wireless monitors. I will not be chained to the bed no compromise there If they try I will take them off. Seriously That was the worst part of B's birth and what I blame the most for the failed induction.
Exactly the same as me - I blame being chained for my first emergency cs! I've compromised to accept continuous monitoring on the sole condition they let me move about as much as I want, so they are giving me the wireless monitors too
I've planned a vbac with hypnobirthing this time. I'm 13 weeks. I have a meeting with my consultant about the birth in may. I worry that they will want constant monitoring as I struggle with the pain when I can't move about x
I just want to add something I wish I knew before having the emcs.
Mobile monitoring is really not that great and can lead to heart rate losses also these are not always available when you need them. What is always available is the clip they put on the babies head for monitoring and this one always works best. ASK FOR IT!!!!!
NickyNack - thats fantastic your appointment went so well and you have full backing and are feeling ood about labouring in hospital!!! Really happy for you and i hope it all goes to plan for you
update on me, well i have pretty much had to come to terms that my vbac dream is down the drain The hospital said they would support me in "short trial of labour" if i go into labour early and present myself at the hospital I have the added pain in the ass gestational diabetes which seems to be the main problem, they want to delive between 36 and 38weeks due to diabetes being hard to control . They think it would be much safer to do this and given i had a failed vbac with my last daughter who was 10lbs 5oz and suffered a few medical problems latter linked to the diabetes and being left in there too long they are pushing for section. I cant argue with that at all, i feel sad and frustraited that i cant do anything to change the reason why section is needed but i wont put my own birthing wants ahead of his safety. After loosing a baby in july and the heartache i carry i wouldnt forgive myself if our rainbow baby came to any harm because of my decisions on birthing.
I really really hope those of you planning your vbac's and hbac's have wonderful experiences and get the births you all deserve!!! ill still be checking in to c how you all get on!!! Maybe ill go myself early lol who knows i can hope but if not ill deal with it, just want my baby boy here safe in my arms xxx
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