Originally Posted by OceansEve
If that's the only people you want to hear from you will probably end up with another medicalized birth (with the exception of some MWs). But if that's what you want then thats fine. I think majority of what you will find here are people who have been through VBACs successful or not and all the information they gathered in their experiences.
And you are correct the fact that you don't think you are capable of going into labor on your own is a huge statement to the lack of faith in your body and what birth is.
OceansEve: No, I'm NOT saying "that's the only people I want to hear from"..... NOT IN THE LEAST.... basically what I was trying to say is, "you all sound so knowledgeable, sounds like you've spent years studying this....." I love REAL information gained from REAL LIFE EXPERIENCE so a huge thank you to those who have shared their wealth of information with me.
I readily admit that I do seem to have a "lack of faith in my body", at least in my body's attempt to "naturally" begin labor. It just hasn't happened that way for me. I'm not proud of that fact. Yes, I know I haven't "always" allowed myself to go significantly passed my due date. My second got up to 9.13 lbs and I'd personally rather my baby not get that big in utero.
All in all, I put my faith in God. The desire of my heart is to go into labor naturally, wait it out at home, then drive to the hospital & have a VBAC. If the hospital isn't okay with a VBAC, I just might have to say that I'm not okay with surgery. I've been doing lots of reading on the ICAN website & I'm gathering info to present to the hospital, when the time comes. Also, I plan on being armed with info to bring up with my doc later this month, and I'll confirm her position.