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post #21 of 50
Well my VBA2C hasn't happened yet (August 09 is the plan), but I know a lot of midwives start recommending herbs if you're running a little past your due date. I'd check that out if I were you. And some evening primrose oil to ripen your cervix won't hurt either!
Your question about the size of the baby. For one thing, an 8-pound baby is EASILY born naturally. I even know a girl who had an 11-pounder naturally!!! 8 pounds is pretty normal. Also consider that their guesses are usually more than a little off. My "well over 9-pound" predicted baby ended up being 7 pounds, 6 ounces. So don't put a lot of stock in that.
You're so close to the end. Have tons of sex (I know it sucks at this point!), take the midwife-recommended herbs (I'm sure you can find specifics on this board), and relax!
As a side note, when I desperately wanted to go into labor and castor oil didn't work, I gave up and indulged myself in a huge Christmas dinner (I was due December 27). Not two hours after I ate as much food as I could possibly fit into my stomach, I started having regular contractions. So mayyybe if you binge eat... lol. Good luck!
post #22 of 50
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Originally Posted by Xerxella View Post
Wow! Did anyone ever VBAC early?

I was 37w4d...I just figured no one wanted to hear about that! I was very fortunate to never have to worry about when it would happen because I was just entering the "full term" mentality!
post #23 of 50
I was about 38 wks 3 days w/ my first (induced the next 2 at 39wks and 40wks 1 day). I actually had ptl w/ my first VBAC at 34 wks, but we made him stay put for another 4 wks.
post #24 of 50
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Originally Posted by Xerxella View Post
Wow! Did anyone ever VBAC early?
First vbac, 33w (twins, p-prom); second vbac, 39w0d; third vbac, 38w0d
post #25 of 50
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Originally Posted by MNHall View Post
I was 37w4d...I just figured no one wanted to hear about that! I was very fortunate to never have to worry about when it would happen because I was just entering the "full term" mentality!
I was also thinking no one wanted to hear about it. I went at exactly 39 weeks. The MW told me Wednesday that she would bet money I wouldn't make it past the weekend. I had my little girl Friday evening.
post #26 of 50
dd2 vbac-13 days od- 7 lb 9 oz baby

dd1 c/s- 11 days o/d- 8 lb 5 oz baby

i expect we'll be going over again this time too.
post #27 of 50
C/s -- 39 weeks and change (can't remember) after water break following membrane stripping

VBAC -- 40 weeks + 3 days following spontaneous water break
post #28 of 50
Hey mama, I cook them long. I had a VBA2C at 43 wks, 6 days!

My first c/s was at 39 wks
My second was a homebirth transfer at 42 wks!
I am hoping this 4th one is gonna come a little sooner as I think some of it is mental.
post #29 of 50
My c-section happened at 42 weeks and 2 days after failed induction.
My first VBAC was at 41 weeks precisely (but I started things going with castor oil)
My second VBAC was at 40 weeks and 6 days (and again started with castor oil and moxa induction)

When they start talking hospital induction quite frankly I panic because my induction with DS was sooooo awful and dehumanizing. It makes it difficult to wait because the thought of having to choose between a foley/pit induction or a repeat c-section makes me ill. I am hoping that since this is my last baby I will have the strength of mind to just relax and let the baby come when he or she wants too but I have my doubts based on my previous reactions LOL.

Here's hoping for 40 weeks and 5 days this time

Steph
post #30 of 50
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Originally Posted by sanddollarmama View Post
Hi all, I wondered how far after your EDD you went into labor on your first vbac?
I had a c-section 6 years ago and hoping for a VBAC this time. I am coming up on 41 weeks and midwife will only support me for a homebirth until I am 42 weeks. I'm not necessarily panic stricken yet but would hate to end up with a c-section at the hospital after all this preperation. UC is not an option for us.

This baby is at least 8lbs (although I am aware they can be off) and my last was 6lbs.. is this a worry? FYI, the original Csection was for a breech and labor was not attempted.

Any advice would be great, Thank you
You history is very similar to my. DD born via c-section,She was breech and I don't even started laboring..
DS born at home at 41+4 with no problem:
I want to send you good labor vibes:::::goodv ibes:
post #31 of 50
My EDD according to LMP was 3/6 but I have long cycles so I used 3/9, the sono date. My VBAC baby was born on 3/5. I was so worried about negotiating extra time that I never thought she'd be early. My first baby was a scheduled c-section due to breech so I had no experience with labor and didn't realize I was in labor until I was really far along.
post #32 of 50
vba2c at 41w5d induced. 10#8oz. 37cm head. intact perineum (I got really lucky there)

we cook 'em long and large in my family. my sisters kids, both VB, were 42 weekers. 10# and 10#4oz

No GD.
post #33 of 50
My first vbac (at home) was 2 days past my due date. My second vbac (at home) was 17 days past my due date! My midwife explained to me that beyond 42 weeks was beyond the standard of care and that she would be really putting her neck out to go forward with me after that. But she had been with me through all 3 babies (first went 15 days) and knows I care for myself very well and am in tune with my body. She was willing to stick it out with me. However, I went in at 42 weeks and got a biophyisical profile (ultrasound that checks on baby and uterine environment to see if it is prudent to continue as is or seek medical help). Me and baby were just fine so we waited another 2 days and he came on his own...4 hour labor and all 10 pounds of him! I would have been required to get another bio. profile every 2 days or so until he was born. Maybe that is an option for you? My philosophy was that if I felt good and baby was good what reason was there NOT to just wait?

amy
post #34 of 50
well haven't gotten pg yet for my second baby, but dd (my c/s) was 41.3 days. i picked the wrong provider and was feeling a lot of pressure to induce from ohhh about 40 weeks on.

actually she started talking induction at 38 weeks. anyhow, wont be going back there... but i do think that im going to give my self a few extra days in my favor when i see my next provider. maybe like 5-7 or so. it will depend but that's what i think i will do. that stress at the end was so awful and i blame it partially on getting a c/s.
post #35 of 50
My c/s was after a long labor at roughly 42 weeks. My VBAC was a short labor at roughly 40 weeks.

After my c/s I learned that the babe's position can delay the start of labor as well as influence how labor goes. DD1 was head down but she was posterior (backwards) and asynclitic (hed tilted to the side). I spent a lot of time following the spinningbabies and optimal fetal positioning suggestions during my second pregnancy and think that helped. Well, that and the fact that my body had already "done it" once before. Since you didn't start labor on your own last time your body may just need more time to warm up... I hope you had a wonderful birth!
post #36 of 50
My 1st birth was a csection due to twins presenting breech...I had a spontaneous labor and drug free VBAC with my daughter in July at 41w6days...
post #37 of 50
My VBAC baby was born at 40+5. Short labor (less than 4 hours)- got to the hospital at 8cm and he was born about 1.5 hours after I got there.

Praying for a VBA2C sometime in the next 3 or 4 weeks!
post #38 of 50
41 weeks 2 days and also quite obviously post dates and PERFECT =)
post #39 of 50
I went 24 days over. Had to drop care, basically, to do it too. In the end, I had a repeat c-sec for bad late decels after 27 hours of labor at home. But, it was an attempted VBAC. Does that count? My 1st c-sec was for transverse breech.

Oh, and my 24-day late baby was 9 lbs 10 oz, which seems gigantic, but he was only 3 oz bigger than my previous baby (10 days late) and 4 oz bigger than my one before that (2 weeks early!).
post #40 of 50
I went to 40+3 which I now realize is no big deal. Good for you all you 42+ weekers!
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