I had a c/s with DS. Long story short: I was in labor for 48 hours before I was even admitted to the hospital and was still only at 1-2 cm. I was put on pitocin at one point and jumped from 4-7 cm fairly quickly and got stuck there. Put on pitocin again and made it to 10. Pushed for about an hour to an hour and a half and DS wasn't moving at all. He was fine, but I had a fever they couldn't get down and was exhausted. Total labor: 60 1/2 hours. During the c/s I could actually feel the doctor pull DS out of the birth canal...he was stuck. He was 8 lbs, 1oz, 22 in.
My recovery was horrible and I had a hard time dealing with the fact that I "failed" as a woman. BUT I was thankful for my healthy baby boy. I really want to try a VBAC and have finally convinced DH to at least consider that option. My small town hospital won't do them, so I'm looking for a new doctor in a bigger town an hour and a half away.
So, really, anyone have any encouraging advice or success stories with VBACs after a labor like mine?