Hi all! I should probably introduce myself since I am a lurker on this board. I am around 10 weeks pregnant with my second. I have a beautiful 2 year old daughter who was born via c-section. I was induced for signs of pre-e/low platelets at 40 weeks. She was failure to descend and was 7 lbs. I am a fairly average size to tall and thin. We could see her head, but she would not budge after 4 hours of pushing, med-free. Unfortunately, my water broke very early on its own as part of the induction which I have read makes a baby harder to turn. My daughter was sunny side up in some sort of wacky position obviously. I switched doctors and hospitals to VBAC this time. Despite switching to a practice that does do VBAC's (they are very few) my doctor has sat me down and talked honestly with me and is not too hopeful because of how long I pushed with a small baby and the complications I had possibly reoccurring. He basically said he didn't want to give me false hope, but okayed giving it a go. I'm going to try: thinking I may see a chiropractor this time. I'm definitely watching these boards for success stories for other failure to descend mammas. I do know all women in my family have this problem, but I am the first to need a c-section because they no longer use forceps in my area. However, I am also a little smaller than some of the other women in my family. Anyway, hi!
P.S. Iris, I know you are the moderator here and also were a failure to descend and are on my birth month board so I'm hoping I can follow in your footsteps!