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Who went "early" with your first VBAC?

post #1 of 29
Thread Starter 
Just curious! I see mostly ladies that went 41 weeks plus in the other thread. Are there also a lot of you that went early?

Also, if you went early, did your C/S baby come early, too? I noticed a lot of you were induced because you were "overdue", resulting in the original section. So it makes sense to me that you'd go past your due date with a VBAC.

My first was a section at 39 weeks, and I did labor some. Just kind of hoping this little guy comes next week at around 39 weeks.

Thanks for any replies!
post #2 of 29
My VBA2C was at 30 weeks. My 2 c/s were at 37 and 38 weeks
post #3 of 29

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Edited by GoestoShow - 12/10/10 at 7:04pm
post #4 of 29
My first was also a section at 39 weeks, and my second was a VBAC at 39 weeks as well. Went into labor naturally with both of them.
post #5 of 29
first was a csec at 40w+5d, vbac was 38+5d. I did went in labor the first time
nak
post #6 of 29
I did (after lengthy predomal labor). We were just barely at the 37 day mark (by a couple hours, if I remember correctly. ). Baby was 7.5 and in terrific health, though, 'fully cooked'. I went into labor at 39 & a couple days with my c section birth; labored for a couple days before they cut me. I must say, I was relieved both that my VBAC baby was born AFTER 36 weeks (after all that predomal labor I was on edge about him coming early) AND that he didn't make it to ''overdue''. LOL. Not bc I believe that babies SHOULDN'T, but bc it made it easier for ME not having to get into the stupid politics of ''too early--too late'' dates when I was already dealing with the stupid politics of having a VBAC in America anyway.
post #7 of 29
My c-section was at 30 weeks. My VBAC was at 38 weeks, 6 days.
post #8 of 29
Didn't go into labor with my C/S at 41w2d but had DS2 UBAC at 38wks (labor started 37w4d).

I'm a firm believer of mental blocks stopping labor.
post #9 of 29
My c-section (due to breech) was scheduled and I had no labor. It was at 39 weeks. I went into labor on my own with my VBAC baby at 39.5 weeks.
post #10 of 29
Thread Starter 
Thanks for sharing, ladies! It was getting a little discouraged looking at the other thread seeing all the 41 weeks + VBAC's. Not that I wouldn't be perfectly patient if that were my situation, haha. It's just nice to be able to guess approximately when he will come out and see us!
post #11 of 29
Just had a VBAC last week, at 36w5d. : My c-section was at 37w3d. Went into labor on my own for both. The hospital has a policy of not augmenting labor for a preemie (mine was very slow, so they weren't convinced it was "real"). That policy really helped ensure a VBAC!
post #12 of 29
I'm in the same boat as you. I went into labor with DD1 at 39 weeks, then ended up with a c/s after she went into distress. I'm hoping this one comes early too. My midwife has the belief that if the first one came early, then this one will probably come early too.

I'm 35 weeks and 2 days right now. Let's keep our fingers crossed!
post #13 of 29
my first vbac was 40w exactly, my second was 39w2d
post #14 of 29
My first son was 40w, 3 days--C/S--no labor at all.
2nd son was 38w, 6 days, "E"RCS--no labor at all--low birth weight.
VBA2C son was 38w, 6 days--chunky and beautiful!

Sending you positive birthing vibes for next week
post #15 of 29
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by michelle.english19 View Post
My first son was 40w, 3 days--C/S--no labor at all.
2nd son was 38w, 6 days, "E"RCS--no labor at all--low birth weight.
VBA2C son was 38w, 6 days--chunky and beautiful!

Sending you positive birthing vibes for next week
Awww, thanks! I hope he is ready to come next week. :
post #16 of 29
spontaneous labor with both...
12 days overdue with dd (C/s)
1 day "early" with ds (hbac)
post #17 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by GoestoShow View Post
I keep hearing that VBACs tend to go later, but why? Is it just women who haven't experienced labor before or is there something about a VBAC that would cause a baby to be a late (outside of the mom's psychological framework anyway, I mean something physical)?
Mostly I think it is because women who gestate for longer than 40 weeks are more likely to be coerced into an induction for a first baby which fails and leads to a c-section meaning that a higher than average proportion of women attempting to vbac are likely longer gestators than average and therefore will likely gestate for longer than 40 weeks on their vbac`s as well.

JMO (and yes I am a longer than average gestator)
post #18 of 29
I had a scheduled c/s with ds at 39 weeks due to being breech and I had dd VBAC at 39wks 2 days
post #19 of 29
Section with #1- labor started spontaneously at 39w, 4d. Baby born 39w, 5d
VBAC with #2- labor started at 37w,4d baby born 38w exactly (yea, 3 days of hard labor.....)

Both kids were over 8 lbs, though #2 was about 8 oz larger.
post #20 of 29
My failed induction (induced and baby just plain old wasn't ready and not a darn reason to really induce) was at 39w2d. My VBAC was at 37w4d! So, while I wasn't "late" for #1 (my c/s), and I wasn't "early" for #2 (my VBAC)...my VBAC, in which I went into labor completely on my own was 2 weeks earlier than my body was even considering going into labor the first time!
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