I gave birth a few years ago to a 10.2 lbs baby. Both my partner at the time and myself are smaller people so no one knew where this huge baby came from. I ended up needed a forcep delivery and as a result I had a 4th degree tear which caused fecal incontinence and a large fistula which required repair surgery. I still have occasional gas incontinence but other than that I am healed up.
I saw my OBGYN a few weeks ago and told him we were TTCing. He said he would strongly recommend a planned csection next time, but the option is open to me. He also said I could be induced at 38 weeks and have a vaginal delivery.
I know I have lots of time as I'm not even pregnant yet, but this issue is still on my mind from time to time. The thought of a csection scares me to death as I have heard horror stories of some recoveries.
If you were me, what would you do?
DS#1: born Dec 29, 2013
TTC#2 since Sept 2014 - unexplained secondary IF
BFP #2: 11.7.14 M/C: 11.27.14 @ 6w3days
BFP #3: 04.19.2015 M/C 04.27.15 @ 4w3days
BFP #4: 10.05.2015 C/P @ 3w4days
Oct 11, 2015: Cycle 13. Starting Femara (2.5mg). HSG this cycle (all clear) - BFN
Nov 12, 2015: Cyle 14. Femara 5mg + IUI - BFN
Dec 10, 2015: Cycle 15. Femara 5mg + IUI #2 - BFP #5! C/P 4w4d
Jan 10, 2016: Cycle 16. Femara 5mg + IUI #3 - BFN.
Feb 10, 2016: Cycle 17. No IUI or meds. Taking a break - Natural BFP Mar 5, 2016!!!! EDD Nov 16, 2016
Moving to IVF March 2016
Beta at 10dpo: 21, Beta at 12dpo: 98, Beta at 14dpo: 264, Beta at 16dpo: 745
U/S 6w6d: single beautiful heartbeat of 121bpm - It's a boy!!!!
Nov 3, 2016: Our family became complete. Welcome DS #2.