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Edited by GoestoShow - 1/4/11 at 9:08am
post #22 of 26
I guess my 42+week 9lb12oz vbac baby didn't get the memo about having such a low chance of successfully being born because my homebirth with him was just great. I did have to push myself into active labor with some castor oil, mostly for my own benefit after several evenings filled with strong contrax that stopped when I went to bed. Remember that almost all the stats you find about vbac are in hospitals with at least some portion of the women recieving pitocin at some point, which I personally believe is about the most dangerous thing you can give a vbacer. As far as women who need it toward the end, I'd ask them when the last time they had gotten anything to eat was. Since they starve you at the hospital and many vbacers go in early or get induced due to an antsy doc or giant baby on an ultrasound, I'd guess that those who "needed" pitocin close to delivery might have just needed some calories since thats the stuff that muscles use to work effectively, not just hormones synthetic or natural.
post #23 of 26
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Originally Posted by kathan12904 View Post
Since they starve you at the hospital and many vbacers go in early or get induced due to an antsy doc or giant baby on an ultrasound, I'd guess that those who "needed" pitocin close to delivery might have just needed some calories since thats the stuff that muscles use to work effectively, not just hormones synthetic or natural.
I'm one of those that had pit towards the end of labor. The calorie thing might be true. However, I know that I wouldn't have been able stomach anything during labor because I was just in too much pain.
post #24 of 26
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I'm one of those that had pit towards the end of labor. The calorie thing might be true. However, I know that I wouldn't have been able stomach anything during labor because I was just in too much pain.
This was one of the worse things I did in my labor. I didn't eat well, and hydrated only a little. Even sips of broth/soup can do an amazing thing on a stalled labor.
post #25 of 26
I had an induction for my vbac at 40+3 due to rupture of membranes with no other progress. It was both hospital and my midwife's protocol to do so, at the time. The hospital no longer does vbacs, sadly, because EVERYONE there, including the OB who supports the midwives, and did my first section, was very supportive of vbacs. At some point, my blood pressure dropped really low (after 10 hours of heavy doses of pitocin and contractions one on top of the other I opted for an epidural and it caused a severe drop in BP), and the OB was called, and he stayed for the duration, with the midwife, never leaving my side, but also not ONCE suggestion the surgery. While I"m disappointed at how my birth went, I did not have the option for a homebirth and this was the only midwifery practice available. Anyway, I would do the induction again if it meant a vbac. Right now I can't even find comfort with a combination of care providers for my situation (already had a vbac and expecting another), and none of the OBs in the community I have to deliver at now will induce. I live 120 miles from the hospital, the weather will likely be really crappy in April (snow, freezing rain, etc), and I always go past my due date with a rupture of membranes and no contractions.
post #26 of 26
We used pitocin in my last 2 births. I went in at 39 wks, 4 cm and 0 station and she was born 3.5 hrs later. I was 40 wks next time, 5cm and 0 station and she was born 2 hrs later. I would rather have pitocin than schedule a c/s at any week I think (this is not why we used pitocin for my births).
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