My first-born came via c-section after 20 hours in labor. At my 38 week appointment, my OB told me that my pelvis wasn't "relaxing and opening" the way it should at that point in my pregnancy, but that often during labor everything resolved itself. He was very supportive and knew I didn't want a c-section.
Well, after 20 hours of labor I made it to a 9, but still my pelvis didn't yield and I was having horrible pain as my little guy was in there with his head slanted off to the side (sorry, I forget the technical term for this), causing horrible shooting pain down my leg. I was trying to hang in there when I had an abruption, thus an emergency c-section.
I'm now 24 weeks pregnant, and seeing a different OB (my husband is working on location, and we should be back in time for my regular OB to deliver, but it's not 100%). At this point my OB is telling me I am a very bad candidate for a VBAC because if my pelvis didn't accommodate before, it isn't likely to this time, either. Also, she says because I made it to a 9 and things didn't work that means my percentage of success is very low (under 10%).
Having the c-section was devastating to me, though the result was a beautiful baby boy who is healthy and the light of my life.
I am torn because I honestly do not want to go through all of that labor again to only have the same kind of result. I lost a lot of blood because of the abruption and my recovery was long and painful.
But I also want to birth my baby naturally and see her come into this world.
Has anyone had a pelvis issue and then had a successful VBAC? Is this possible? I feel like it should be, but wonder if I am simply being stubborn. I already get teary thinking that I'll have to have another c-section, but feel like I need time to mentally prepare for it all if that is the path I truly have to head down.
Thanks in advance for any advice or wisdom you can share...