Thanks for reading! I just found out I am expecting number two March 1st and it's time for me to really think all this through. I had a missed miscarriage before I had DS. The baby had stopped developing around 5 weeks or so and my body held onto it until 11 weeks when I took cytotec to help me miscarry (did not want a D&C) and that still took about 2 months to complete. I was induced with DS at 41 weeks and there was meconium in my water (so I think he was definitely ready). After about 30 hours of labor, etc. I did not dilate past 3 centimeters and started to run a fever and ended up having a c-section. The whole experience was long and hard both physicaly and emotionally and I do not plan to go through it again. I really do want a VBAC, but I am so nervous that my body just doesn't go into labor on it's own. My mom had my older sister vaginally (she was 6 and a half pounds or so) and ended up having a c-section with me as I got stuck (I was 8 lbs or so). DS was 8 lbs 10 ozs and he never "dropped" or "engaged" at all. I do wonder if it was his size. I also think he may have been posterior so that might have played a factor. I'm thinking his head did not push on my cervix at all and that is part of the reason I was not dilating. I guess I'm wondering if its just not possible for me to go into labor/dilate? Isn't there supposed to be a hormone to help get this process started? Sorry this is so vague.. can anyone shed any light on my experience??
post #1 of 42
6/22/10 at 10:13pm