Me! We can have a mini group lol! I had an EMCS last time after dd was distressed during the pushing stage of labour. I was induced becasue of raised BP (in all honesty I think they rushed my labour becasue it was convienient!) so this time I know more about what I want and don't want and just praying everythunb goes smoothly and I go into labour naturally otherwise it will be another c section for me!
I had a c/s because dd1 was breech. I opted for the v-bac because I had gone into labour early the first time (she came 1 week before my scheduled c/s). My family history is pretty good for vaginal births (I was the first c/s), and I had a toddler at home, I didn't want to have to recover from surgery.
I did not have major complications with my v-bac, but was not able to get an epidural. My contractions were hard, close together and very painful for 12 hours. I was monitored, but I was in such pain that I didn't even dare try to move. Where I live, labour is still very medical. We do not have midwives or doulas unless you hire one. I pushed for over two hours, and was completely exhausted. I tore which made going to the bathroom very difficult and painful for over a week. I also had pain and what felt like internal bruising for months after. I think my baby was 7 months old before I felt ok.
I am not the best one to ask about v-bac because I really did not enjoy mine at all. I think I would rather a c/s recovery over what I had....and to be honest, my tearing was not nearly as bad as what some woman go through. I have no idea what I am going to do this last and final time. A planned C/s (without labor this time) seems like a better option.
See now this is one of the reasons I chose (or am hoping for) vbac, because I can't imagine recovering from a c section with having dd to look after too! I know it can be worse recovery for vaginal birth though so I've still been a little undecided. I just know that my c section recovery was really long and hard last time, some women seem to recover quite quickly but I was still struggling walking after 3 weeks so can't imagine how I would cope with a newborn and dd!!
I'm sorry your vbac didn't go too well for you Hun. I hated my labour first time too because I was induced, I guess I'm hoping that natural labour might be slightly better but there are no guarantees are there?
First was emcs due to failure to progress and fetal distress, I was induced at 38 weeks as my son has kidney problems, which I think didn't help the labour.
Second was elective section, I was thinking of a vbac with my second son but I had a pulmonary embolism (blood clot on lung) at 34 weeks and freaked out a bit and thought it best to have everything controlled as possible for the birth.
Both my sons had extra fluid around them too, I hope that doesn't happen again as I know there's a risk of cord prolapse and I think that would go against me. My doctor says he supports my decision for vbac, but a lot would think I'm crazy for trying. I've been told I can go 10 days overdue otherwise I'll have a section at 40+10. 50% success rate they think, so I've got as much chance as doing it as not! And a 2% chance of uterine rupture.
Basically, if I have a heAlthy and uneventful pregnancy and baby, I've got the go ahead. Nice to meet you all. I hope we get the births we want x
My story is similar except I've only had one c section. My dd was in distress during the pushing stage and turned out she was brow presentation and stuck so they couldn't get the forceps on her either (she was in between back to back and right way round, so on an angle lol!). My consultant thinks I have a good chance of labouring well as I was also induced due to my medical reasons not coz I hadn't gone into labour (I was 40 weeks exactly and had raised BP) so as long as I don't go more than 12 days overdue and I stay healthy and so does baby (and if he is in the right position!!) then fingers crossed I can get my vbac!
But every now and again I panic and wonder if it's the right choice!
I have probably written my story quite a few times everywhere but its pretty much the same as you BaileyBubs, From 30 weeks my girl was always breech, I kept going for checks to see if she had changed position then got offered an ECV at around 37 weeks which they didn’t even try to do because apparently my daughters legs were wedged in my pelvis so she wasn’t moving anywhere! At 38 weeks I went into spontaneous labour (1 week before my C-section) but I was hopeful she would move. They checked her position before making the decision they would give me a C-section. She was still breech I stayed overnight and my husband went home as they needed to starve me because I had eaten a massive load of popcorn before coming to hospital. It was the worst night sleep ever I cried myself to sleep, I should have been happy but this was not the decision that I wanted for my birth. The next day my husband came in and I sat on the bed strapped to the monitor until 14:00pm when they finally took me in for the C-section. The C-section itself wasn’t that bad, it was the recovery that I hated so much, once I came out of the theatre I felt completely out of it. The hospital didn’t have hardly enough staff so when I tried to get esmee out of her cot to feed her I found it really painful and couldn’t do it, so I would buzz for a midwife only for them to take 15 minutes to actually get to my bed. When I got home I just felt really low depressed and worthless with myself. I did manage to breast feed my daughter but with great difficulty and a nipple shield, which eventually after a couple of weeks she did come off and go onto my bare nipple, but because of how low I felt I think I found it difficult. I really do blame my C-section for my baby blue’s and feel like my C-section was not necessary I could have had a breech birth but they chose what was easier for me. So this time I am fighting everything to not have a C-section xx
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