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What do you feel you need to be prepared for?
That's great! It sounds like he's getting the hang of it and that the tongue tie was the issue, not reflux.
No, I wouldn't skip labor and go directly to "here's your kid", because that's not what happens during a cesarean. Most of my reason for choosing a vbac with my second was that I did my research and was unwilling to take the risks associated with a second cesarean unless there was a clear medical benefit. Complications I was concerned about include infection, hemorrhage, respiratory distress in the baby, problems in subsequent pregnancies (placenta accreta/percreta, higher...
Trying to restrict your weight gain can potentially negatively impact your baby's health. You should definitely NOT try to do that. Eat healthy, whole foods - as much as you are hungry for. Your baby relies on what you eat for his nutrition and development - if you don't eat, he doesn't eat. So much brain development occurs in these last weeks, it's really not a good idea to try to restrict the amount you eat in order to gain less weight and there is also no evidence that...
Lots of very good sport and info on the Tongue Tie Babies Support group on facebook. You might consider bodywork before and after to help realign the soft tissues so he can transfer better, and have a good IBCLC resource available in case suck training appears to be needed but in most cases EBF is totally possible after revision. You already have a supply and a baby who can latch so you are mostly there.
Why not get physical therapy with a pelvic floor specialist now? I'm sure it would have been preferable to do before this pregnancy but could certainly still help.
Actually, the recommendation is to have 18 months between deliveries, not between first delivery and pregnancy, so you are not so far off of that recommendation. You also need to know that there have not been many studies looking at this issue and that those that have, they have found a slight increase in rupture rates for deliveries less than 18 months apart, but you still have a very high likelihood (over 97%) of having no issues with this whatsoever (and this includes...
A biolobed placenta does not necessarily have a velamentous insertion of the cord. In about 1/3 of cases, the cord inserts into the larger lobe, which definitely reduces the risks associated with this condition.
I'm so glad you figured this out!
I'm glad to hear you're all doing well now and grateful you make the choice to birth in the hospital. Enjoy your babymoon now that you're home!
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