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Old Apr 3rd, 2017, 11:56 AM   1
sara1983
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C-Section vs. VBAC


Hello,
To those who have had a C-section already, what are you planning on doing with this pregnancy?

I had a planned C-section with my daughter 3 years ago (due to her being breech), and even though the recovery was difficult, I am still unsure what to do now that I am given the choice. Is the recovery from a second section more difficult? Given that I will have a toddler and a newborn that I will be unable to lift, I am a bit worried about this. The planner in me would like another section, I have had a very difficult pregnancy and knowing that I could have it over at 38 weeks excites me, but I also know that's no reason to have a major surgery again if it's not necessary.

Not looking for judgements here, just general feedback from people who have had a section and what they are doing with their second, or from people with multiple sections and how their experience was.

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Old Apr 3rd, 2017, 12:03 PM   2
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I want to follow. My first was a complicated vaginal delivery. My second was cs due to being breech. I'm not sure what to do with this one as I found my cs way easier in terms of recovery than my first birth.



 
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Old Apr 3rd, 2017, 12:10 PM   3
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I accidentally clicked this link and saw your post. I had to make the same decision that you are several months back. (My baby is 6 weeks old). My first child was an emergency csection. I was told I should have a section again bc I have a small pelvis. I opted to try for a vbac. I knew I didn't want another surgery and I have a 2.5 year old son that is very rough and rambunctious.

My reasons for going for vbac were:
-Quicker recovery
-Toddler at home
-Afraid of another surgery (first one didn't go well)
-I want more kids and know that risk of uterine rupture increaseso with each csection.
-personally I wanted to have child the way our body intended

That beging said i had a successful vbac with very little complications. I did tear down there. I went into labor at 37 weeks and pushed for 40 minutes and she was here. And I don't regret it at all. I also got to hold my baby right away.



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Old Apr 3rd, 2017, 12:13 PM   4
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Thank you for your reply Bella. My reasons for having a Vbac are the same as yours except for the fact that my first surgery went extremely smoothly, and this will be my last baby.

My biggest worry is that I will go to 42 weeks and then end up with a CS anyway, because they won't induce me if I go over. So I guess I feel that if I'm going to have one, I'd rather it be planned. I'm probably over-analyzing though, the baby will come when she is ready I wish the doctor would just make the decision for me!!!!



 
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Old Apr 3rd, 2017, 12:33 PM   5
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You have to do what feels right for you.

If having a section is your fear maybe this article will make you feel better.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/ar...isability.html



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Old Apr 3rd, 2017, 12:34 PM   6
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I was looking for a positive to being uncomfortable. I wish you luck. Did you discuss pros and cons with doctor?



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Old Apr 3rd, 2017, 14:30 PM   7
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I had an emergency c-section with my first baby after a complicated labour following induction at 42 weeks.

I want a c-section this time; my reasons being that I don't want the same to happen again (going way overdue, long traumatic labour which ends in an emergency cs anyway), I had a really easy recovery last time, and also it should be easier to plan child care if I know when the c-section is booked for.

Everyone is different though, and if I had a different reason or c-section experience last time I might be going for a VBAC.



 
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Old Apr 3rd, 2017, 14:33 PM   8
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I had an EMCS with my son he was preemie and I had a traumatic birth and recovery, but there was an emotional aspect to it as well.

I opted for a VBAC with my second. With my first it took me days to get up and about, partly due to the pre-eclampsia, party due to the emotional aspect of having a baby in the NICU unexpectedly. Although I had no physical additional complications, like stitches pulling or infection, healing was textbook.

With my second, I was walking within 1.5 hours of the birth (I had an epidural). Slept fine, was up and about the next morning walking around the room caring for my newborn. I opted to stay a second night after the birth only because the 24 hr tests would have to be done late at night anyway, so I just stayed another night.

Night and day difference. I would opt for a VBAC, given the chance.



 
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Old Apr 3rd, 2017, 14:52 PM   9
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I have the same question. 3years since last baby who was breech so had section. Waiting to see what happens re. Section or vbac. Either way scares me enough.



 
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Old Apr 4th, 2017, 12:35 PM   10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bella12 View Post
I was looking for a positive to being uncomfortable. I wish you luck. Did you discuss pros and cons with doctor?
Yes I did, she is basically saying it's my decision and not pushing either direction.



 
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