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Molly&:I'm here! I'm pregnant with #2 and I would love to vbac. Sadly, I'm most likely not going to get the chance because this baby's placenta is positioned over my c-section scar. It's moving up, but my anatomy scan showed placental lacunae which are signs of "abnormal placenta adherence." I'm having another ultrasound with an MFM at 26 weeks so hopefully I will know more then. If I get any sort of green light to have a trial of labor you better believe I'll be back here reading every single birth story on the blog.
Good luck! Please keep us updated--best wishes for a healthy placenta.
Happily planning for a VBAC in March and my doctor is 200% supportive. It helps that my first was a successful vaginal and my 2nd was emergency c-section due to cord prolapse (I was barely 4cm when we went to the OR). Doctor was so optimistic he basically assumed I was doing a VBAC and didn't think to actually ask until halfway through our first conversation. :-)
I am expecting my second baby, and this will be my first attempt at a VBAC (fx). I for sure want to learn more, and I am trying to educate myself as much as possible. With my first baby I was very ignorant to everything that had to do with birth, I trusted my physician too much ( a pretty crappy one WHICH I changed) and it ended me up with an early induction, a c-section, and a horrible post-op infection that separated me from my infant for 2 weeks! There went breastfeeding. So here I am.
I'm due with #2 in January. Planning an unmedicated VBAC utilizing Hypnobabies in the hospital attended by a MW (informative sentence ;) ).
DS was a C/S after ~24hrs of labor for FTP. I went into labor on my own at 41 weeks, but he was OP and I was only allowed to labor on my left side because his heart rate kept dropping once they started Pitocin. I stalled out at 8cm for several hours and then they did the C/S. The epidural (well... a few actually) didn't work last time anyway so I'm planning to forgo it and hoping to avoid a cascade of interventions this time!
I'm new here, but have lurked a bit. I prepared and planned and hoped for an unmedicated vaginal birth with my son. Had a great midwife and great support. But I was very overdue, and we induced with a Foley bulb at the latest possible day we could . My cervix just did not cooperate, and we discovered I had low fluid. His heart rate dropped several times, and so began the cascade of interventions that ended in a CS 24 hours later. I really think we did all we could and I don't regret agreeing to go to surgery. It was terrifying in those moments where they couldn't find his heartbeat or it was very, very low and at that point, I just wanted a live baby, regardless of how he got here. But it was still devastating to miss out on a vaginal birth and the beautiful moments that I had been hoping for. I was angry at my body for not just DOING it and I was so sad for my son that he had to be born in a much more harsh, cold manner. We didn't get to do skin to skin until over 2 hours later :(
We just found out a few weeks ago that we are pregnant again and we are very excited. Unfortunately, the two hospitals in my town have a "ban" against VBAC's. The larger city an hour away has a hospital that allows them, but I am not comfortable driving that far that often (driving anxiety from the accident that killed our son). We do have a really awesome OB here in town who is very supportive of VBAC's and has been lobbying for them for a while. So, I am going to get established with him and see what he suggests. I've heard rumors that they are close to lifting the ban, so I'm hopeful of my chances. In the end, I know they can't force me to have surgery.
Joining you ladies! I am not on TB much for the past year and a half after I left for an offboard during a mass exodus, but I still check in on the preemies board and was happy to see a VBAC board as well.
I am pregnant with my 2nd, due July 11, 2013, and hoping for a VBAC this time after an emergency c-section at 29w, 6d with my DD, Corrine. My OBGYN practice is on board with me trying as long as I go into labor on my own (they won't induce). They will let me go to 40 weeks before doing a RCS, but I was already told they doubt I will make it that far with my past history. Fingers crossed!