Hi all, I just recently stumbled on this board and have been very inspired by all of you. I have two kids- DD is two, and I had a wonderful birthing experience with her. So, I assumed of course that DS, who was born in September, would be the same. Wrong! I went into labor a few days before his due date and started bleeding profusely, which the Dr.'s felt was the beginning of an abruption. Because of my blood loss, the doctor was not comfortable letting me continue to labor for my own safety, and said he would need to do a c/s. THEN the anesthesiologist came and because of my blood loss, I had to be put under general anesthesia. all happened within about a 10 minute time span, I was out of my room, in the OR, and asleep. My husband was not allowed in the OR. The baby and I were both fine in the end, but the experience was terrifying and I had some depression initially dealing with the fact that I had missed the birth of my child. No one was there when he was born. (I did not have an abruption, by the way, it was the start of an infection in my amneotic fluid that caused my bleeding).
I do absolutely believe that the Doctor who delivered me made the right decisions about my labor and birth, and was concerned with my safety, but I am so disappointed in what happened. He did talk to me afterward in the hospital about the possibility of another vaginal delivery, which at least made me feel better. I thought I would be "done" after having my second child, but now I feel that I need to try to "get back" the experience that I lost with DS by trying for a VBAC with a third child.
It has made me feel so much better to read the stories and thoughts on this board, b/c I think that my family and friends don't understand and I feel selfish to talk about how I feel, since we were all okay.
Thanks for reading this long post!