I had a C/S with DD -- water broke at 40w1d, next morning took castor oil and had acupuncture in hopes of starting labor, but nothing happened. That night, I was given pitocin to start labor. The next day I was told I needed a c/s for "failure to progress." I'm a lot more informed on the topic now, and I'm hoping to advocate for a low-intervention birth. I truly feel as if my c/s was unnecessary. I wish I had been more educated at the time. This time I'm planning on having a dear midwife friend be my doula. We have to have a hospital birth b/c of finances, though I desperately wish we could have an HBAC. I'm working with a midwife I adore, and have some plans to do things differently this time around. Eat healthier, don't accept everything my C.P. tells me as fact, etc. I value my care providers opinion, but last time I didn't know that they couldn't FORCE me to do anything I didn't want to.
What are other ladies doing to prepare for their VBAC?