brief background - i found out i was pregnant in may 2012 with twins. at 27 weeks we had a complication with our baby girl - she had cord doppler issues (decreased flow, at one point absent) and IUGR as well. Our MFM followed me very closely and recommended a c section so she didn't have to endure any undue stress. I was totally fine with that, in my opinion it's whatever is best for baby and mom.
fast forward - we had a little "oops" and became pregnant when the twins turned 1. i'm now 36w5d and have had a fantastic, uncomplicated pregnancy with a singleton. i am scheduled for a c section on 8/8, but recently have started having doubts. i had a great experience with my first section - needed no pain meds after, was up and walking the next day and overall had an amazing recovery. however now i'm looking at the fact that i have 2 toddlers depending on me, and the thought of not being able to lift/pick them up for 4-6 weeks stinks. to be honest, a vaginal birth scares the crap out of me! but again, i'm willing to overcome my fear for what's best for all of my children. i don't even know if my doctors will support me, but can a doctor actually refuse to do a VBAC? am i nuts for even thinking this at this point in my pregnancy? thanks for any feedback....i appreciate it! sorry this post was so long.