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post #21 of 36
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Originally Posted by 3 little birds View Post
He said no further than 38 weeks.
So you can only have a VBAC if you have a pre-term birth? I bet if you HAD gone into labor early, they would have pushed you for a C/S with the excuse that C/S is so much easier on pre-term babies than vaginal birth. I've seen that excuse used a lot. "My baby was so tiny that a vaginal birth would have been to rough on her. My doctor said a C/S was safer for preemies."
post #22 of 36
depending on gestational age & size that is true that c/s is better for the baby. It has to do with the size of the head in proportion to the rest of the body and the position of the baby.
post #23 of 36
My first was a c-section and I've had 3 vbacs since then- all three were 'past' their due dates.
post #24 of 36
I had my second child two and a half weeks early. It was a c/s just like the first birth was a c/s.
post #25 of 36
I had a vbac and I was two weeks late. So that really does not make sense to me from personal experience. What would one thing have to do with the other?
post #26 of 36
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Originally Posted by SalmonBayDoula View Post

PS: ask her for the study that supports her statment!
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[QUOTE=furfeet;14069107]I.

Every pregnancy is different, every woman and baby is different.

I don't think there's ever an "always" or certainty when birth is involved [/QUOTE

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Originally Posted by Ruthla View Post
Maybe more SUCESSFUL due to "physician failure to wait"?
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post #27 of 36
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Originally Posted by ACsMom View Post
I hope I don't, because I want the baby to have as much time in there as s/he needs!!

Anyone heard this/experienced this? Or was this woman talking out of her rear end?
Out her butt, plain and simple. Most c/s in this country are done for two reasons: failed inductions that were done too early in the pg(and for this reason i htink it's deliberate) and physician impatience...the average first baby is born at 41 weeks 2 days... God made a woman's body to be the natural incubator for a baby. The longer it spends in there the better it grows, usually..
(rare exceptions are twin -to-twin transfusion syndrome and Intrauterine growth retardation)
post #28 of 36
I was 24 days late after my c/s.
post #29 of 36
I wonder if she meant that many mamas gestate longer in their first pregnancy, and not as long with their subsequent pregnancies? So a vbac mama by default isn't a "first pregnancy mama"? It's certainly not a "sure thing" and I think the studies that are out there show it's only a matter of a few days earlier on average... but it's one of those comments you see a lot (the "second babes come sooner" thing).
post #30 of 36

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Edited by GoestoShow - 12/3/10 at 11:11am
post #31 of 36
I went into labor on my due date and had a successful HBAC. Less than 5% of women deliver on their due date, so in my eyes, anything is possible!
post #32 of 36
My MIL works for a hospital in the OR and she said the exact same thing to me last night when I was talking about having a VBAC. She said "well since DS came at 39 weeks and you're VBACing, you'll likely have this baby at 38 weeks or sooner." HUH?
post #33 of 36
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Originally Posted by wombatclay View Post
I wonder if she meant that many mamas gestate longer in their first pregnancy, and not as long with their subsequent pregnancies? So a vbac mama by default isn't a "first pregnancy mama"? It's certainly not a "sure thing" and I think the studies that are out there show it's only a matter of a few days earlier on average... but it's one of those comments you see a lot (the "second babes come sooner" thing).

I wonder also.

With my first, I was induced and had a c/s, but I went into labor naturally when I had my VBAC at 38 weeks.
post #34 of 36
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Originally Posted by fruitfulmomma View Post
I don't know any stats but considering how many women on here I see upset about the possibility of a forced induction because they are pushing 41 weeks, I find it highly suspect.
I would be in this club at 40 weeks/2 days...my sis was 10 days past and VBAC as well.
post #35 of 36
Interesting stuff that gets pulled out of asses, eh?

I had a c sec for the first(breech) and then the next two births were 3 and 5 days before their "due dates." That being said, I also had a different HCP who is a practicing naturopath and she gave me a cordial to prepare my body for labour. Boy, did it ever work.
post #36 of 36
Both my VBACs came 3 days past their due dates whereas my c-section was 3 days before my due date. Both my VBAC labors began on their own, but with my c-section baby my water broke and I was induced prior to having contractions on my own.
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