My son has a major heart defect (Tetralogy of Fallot) and Trisomy 21. I am assured the heart defect will cause no issues prior to the cord being cut and won't affect delivery method. I finally met with my delivery doctors at the high risk center yesterday and went over the timeline for here on out.
I would really like a VBAC, but obviously it's not the priority. My doctor said I need to delivery in the 39th week and we will decide if it's VBAC or RCS at my 38 week appointment according to the state of my cervix (whether or not I am ready to begin mild induction).
As can be expected, I'm being told from all angles that wanting a VBAC at this point is silly. Yet I have been told by my past OBs that a VBAC might actually be better since I can get to the NICU more quickly to be with him. Plus I am a very good candidate.
I'm just curious if there are others in a similar situation. I believe I am being very open-minded and flexible about everything, but it's hard not to feel some guilt for having a preference. If he were healthy I would be pushing very hard for an unmedicated VBAC with a doula present.