I had a c section with my first after a pretty much textbook failed induction at 41 weeks. We are currently ttc number 2 so I am researching options for a VBAC vs. a RCS. My question is did anyone go long with their first child and have a different situation with their second? In other words did you go into labor on your own for number 2? My mom went over her due date with all four of her kids so I am worried this will be me as well.
I really wanted a med free labor with my first and ended up with an avalanche of interventions beginning with the induction. I know a lot of doctors have a 41 week limit for VBAC (though I do not know why??) and I do NOT want another induction. It was a horrible experience. My main holdup with just trying for the VBAC is that I would need to switch hospitals and doctors and IF I would end up with a C section anyways, I would rather have my current doctor do that. We do not see eye to eye on everything obviously, but he is a highly reknowned surgeon and I do trust him in that regard. UGh, I guess you can't have your cake and eat it too eh?
One of the main reasons I am interested in VBAC is that I have a very high needs toddler and we live hours away from any family and while I love my husband dearly he will not be much help after the first couple of weeks.
Wish this decision wasn't so hard and that I didn't have to make it at all!
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