Originally Posted by greenmama10
I sooo want a vbac. My son was 10.5 lbs, and Im tiny, they wouldnt even let me attempt labor. I also had PIH and my bp was insane high. My mom is small and she birthed three babies, two of which were over 9lbs. I spoke to my doc about it already, and he says I have an "unproven" pelvis, apparently b/c my son didnt drop, ever. I feel like the reason he didnt drop is because his head was too big to fit lol. The worst part about the c/s was having to be stuck in that terrible hospital bed! I didnt walk for 36 hours, it was a nightmare. My doc said he would work with me, but he isnt optimistic that my baby will be regular sized. The m/w who works in my OB office said they could give me a different mixture in the spinal, and apparently I could be up and out of bed much sooner. But I mean, if the baby is normal sized, I definently want to have a vbac. More than anything! I feel like Im already doomed tho since they are being so icky about it
It sounds like you have a lot going on in planning for this VBAC!
If you never got to labor, it seems like it would be hard to say why your son didn't "drop." It's possible that he would have dropped sometime later on if your pregnancy had been able to progress naturally. That's one of those things you will never know - but next time can be different!
"Big baby" is not a reason not to go for a VBAC! A friend on my ICAN board recently did a great job summarizing a bunch of info about VBAC and macrosomia (big baby). According to ACOG's 2004 recommendations on macrosomia and VBAC there is a slight
statistical decrease in the rate of VBAC success, but 60-90% of attempts are still successful.
Have you considered interviewing other providers in your area? If your OB is already giving you cause to doubt I am not sure if he is going to be the best one to support you all the way through the end. If you are in Middle Tennessee you might even be pretty close to Ina May Gaskin's Farm Midwifery Center. That would be pretty cool... They have a c/s rate of 1-2%.