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post #161 of 180

Hey nurnur, I missed your post somehow. I am planning an HBA2C, so I am inspired by your HBA3C!! Sending you lots and lots of good vibes for your birthing! love.gif

 

I scrubbed my kitchen floor on hands and knees this afternoon. When I mentioned it to my midwife -- she asked if I was getting around ok -- she was so pleased. She told me about a midwife she knows who "prescribes" that for her 40-week mamas.
 

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havn't been very active here, but just wanted to pop my big ol' belly in and say hi again, we are planning a hba3c any day now.  today I am going to scrub the bathrooms on my hands and knees!


Also, we have our second graduate -- bignerpie had her HBAC! I'm so excited for her!! orngbiggrin.gif

 

post #162 of 180

I didn't post very much to this thread, my intro post is below.  But I wanted everyone to know that I had my third vba2c this last tuesday.  I was able to go into spontaneous labor at 38wks 5d, despite our blood incompatibility.  Healthy baby boy, 9lbs 4oz.  I was able to go unmedicated in the hospital with a great support team.  He has been on the bililights at home for jaundice but he is perfect love.gif

 

Thinking of you all who are still awaiting your vbacs!
 

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I am planning my third vba2c with this baby, as long as things are looking ok.  We have a blood incompatibility to contend with, so that is a challenge, but I was able to be non-chemically induced with my first vba2c and my doctor said he was game for that again, if necessary.  That one ended up being a really long induction and he felt confident that it wouldn't take as much this time. 

 

Hugs to all you mamas preparing for your first vbacs- I hope you find supportive care providers and comfortable places to give birth grouphug.gif

 

Oh, here are my vbac stories, in case you are interested.  I give considerable back story both times, so you might want to skip it the second time winky.gif

My induced hospital VBA2C

My homebirth VBA2C



 

post #163 of 180

Big congratulations, channelofpeace! So inspirational for this VBA2C hopeful mama! love.gif

 

Mae14 was also a VBAC, I believe. Congrats to her!

 

How's everyone doing? I am worried about some of our mamas on the clock. hug.gif

post #164 of 180

Sorry for serial posting, but thanks so much for the links to your birth stories channelofpeace. I read Adelle's story and it was just beautiful!

 

I am so happy for you that you got to go into labor spontaneously this time around! You have had quite the variety of birth experiences -- a very impressive palette of experiences for a midwife (and mother of course!) to carry with her. love.gif
 

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I didn't post very much to this thread, my intro post is below.  But I wanted everyone to know that I had my third vba2c this last tuesday.  I was able to go into spontaneous labor at 38wks 5d, despite our blood incompatibility.  Healthy baby boy, 9lbs 4oz.  I was able to go unmedicated in the hospital with a great support team.  He has been on the bililights at home for jaundice but he is perfect love.gif

 

Thinking of you all who are still awaiting your vbacs!
 



 



 

post #165 of 180

Hello, mamas! smile.gif

 

As Ms. B posted above, I had my HBAC on the 6th. It was an intense but amazing experience. Everyone that I've seen since the birth has commented on how I look- either "so happy," "radiant," or "glowing." I gotta say, I feel like it, too. love.gif

 

At my last midwife appointment before the birth, I found out that she had flipped to posterior. Then, I found out I was anemic. I was totally crushed because it seemed like everything was going so great until then, and right before my due date, everything was falling apart. I was so mad and didn't even feel like trying. I figured that at least with a repeat c-section I knew what to expect!

 

So imagine my surprise when I ended up with a 3 hour, mostly painless labor! I was totally expecting another long, hard labor. I had some pretty intense contractions at first, but as soon as I started feeling pushy, I only felt pain when I wasn't pushing. I told my husband that 2 years after my son's birth, all I can remember is pain. Two days after my daughter's birth, I can't remember any pain. I feel very fortunate to have had this experience.

 

I look forward to hearing everyone's birth stories, no matter what the outcome. I'd love it if you all could have amazing experiences like I did, but I totally agree with Ms. B and everyone about not feeling bad or ashamed about a different outcome. Sending good labor vibes to all of you still waiting! goodvibes.gif

post #166 of 180

YAY and congrats to all the mamas and wonderful babes!

 

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I'm now 41+ weeks and despite some amazing support from my midwives and their backup OB, I'm facing a scheduled c/s later this week if she doesn't get things going soon.  Basically I go back to the office on Thursday.  If I have a good bishop score they'll send me to L&D for AROM and we'll hope for a vbac.  If I have a poor bishop score but reassuring test results (nst, that sort of thing) then they'll schedule my rc/s for Friday morning.  If I have a poor bishop score and non-reassuring test results then they'll send me straight from the office to the OR.

 

I'm counting on this babe coming before Thursday.  I think my goal right now is less "I want a vbac" and more "I just want her to pick her birthday".  I know that my chances of a successful vbac go down the longer she waits, and obviously come Thursday we're sort of out of time, so I'm focusing more on just getting to labor than on getting to birth.  If that makes sense?  I've had to wonderful VBACs and maybe this time it's jsut not meant to be.  I'm also putting together a list of "good things" about having a rc/s.  It's not a long list, but I'm hoping that if it becomes necesssary, the list will help me avoid the sort of PPD and PTSD I had with dd1's c/s.  If nothing else, it'll give dh and my friends a list of things they can say that wont cause me to throw things at them or burst into tears.

post #167 of 180

Congrats to channelofpeace & bignerpie! It is very inspiring to hear your stories--thank you for sharing and enjoy your babymoons! Is the recuperation going well?

 

Sending strong labor vibes your way, Wombatclay & Ms B Sprout and any others who are 40+. I am sure it must be so frustrating/terrifying to have the clock looming in front of you. Are either of you going to/have had your membranes swept? It worked to get me going last time.

 

I'll be 39 weeks Friday, so I'm not feeling the pressure yet. Hoping my little guy comes sometime next week. I was afraid the full moon last night might bring him on, but nope!

post #168 of 180

I don't need labor vibes, so send all your labor vibes to wombatclay! goodvibes.gif

 

I had my membranes swept last time, and I was in labor within 36 hours. This time, though, I am officially doing nothing to start or augment labor. I am a little superstitious about it, actually -- I had AROM at 8 cm last time and I think that's when baby got stuck OP/asynclitic (she was LOA earlier in my labor eyesroll.gif). So I am having a very hands-off labor this time around.

 

Konayossie, I'm glad you are still relaxing at 39 weeks. thumb.gif

post #169 of 180

I'm actually a big fan of membrane sweeps though I don't know that they do much for me.  I've had several sweeps in each of my previous births.  However, this time, even at 41+ weeks my cervix is so tightly closed they can't do a sweep!  That's why Thursday has so many different possible options... if my cervix is still this closed on Thursday they wouldn't be able to break my water, and even if they were able to it probably wouldn't "do anything" since AROM works best on a ripe cervix.

 

DH had a dream and is sure she'll come on the 14th.  He has a one in three chance of being right!  lol

post #170 of 180

I am SO rarely getting on my computer these days, we've hit the 2 week growth spurt and she fed almost every hour last night and today, plus she rarely lets me put her down and wants to pacify constantly but I don't want to give her a soother just yet.  So life's a little difficult right now.  I'll try to post one of her newborn pics on one of the threads. 

 

I just wanted to pop in to see how everyone is doing, I saw we have 2 more VBACs/HBACs.  Congrats to everyone who's delivered their beautiful baby, no matter how they get here!  Big warm, positive thoughts to those yet to come.  I'll try to pop in from time to time, I'd love to be on here cheering everyone on but it's just not feesible with such a needy baby right now.  Good luck!

post #171 of 180

How are all the mamas who were hoping for a vbac? 

post #172 of 180
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How are all the mamas who were hoping for a vbac? 


Just had my 2nd VBAC. This time a HBAC- almost a UBAC, lol. I posted the birth story a few mins ago smile.gif
post #173 of 180

I'm still waiting . . . was due 9/28 by my dates, 10/5 by OB's. I thought last night was going to be it, but turns out not so much. I am very ready to meet this little girl!

post #174 of 180

Best of luck to you, Akind1! love.gif

 

I had a VBA2C on the 18th. It was a homebirth transfer with 7 hours of pushing. Not a unicorns-and-rainbows VBAC by any means, but I am still very grateful.

post #175 of 180
Add me to the graduate list--Had my VBAC baby this morning. No unicorns in my labor either, but healthy baby and no surgery for me! I made sure to tell the CNM she should tell the OB who did my cs and told me I'd never birth vaginally that she was WRONG!!! She agreed :-) I'll post my story later.
post #176 of 180

Congrats Amy Lynn and konayossie and anyone else I've missed on here!!! 

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Congrats Amy Lynn and konayossie and anyone else I've missed on here!!! 


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post #178 of 180

Hooray to all you ladies!

 

akind1, how are you?

 

I wrote his birthstory :)  Does anyone have theirs to share?

http://onebreathatatime.blogspot.com/2011/09/georges-story.html

 

post #179 of 180
Great story, channelofpeace, and what beautiful pics! Did you have a birth photographer? Congrats!!
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I wrote his birthstory :)  Does anyone have theirs to share?

http://onebreathatatime.blogspot.com/2011/09/georges-story.html

 

Congrats Momma!  Thanks for sharing!

 

Here's the one I posted in the group :)

http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1331472/i-am-momma-hear-me-roar-the-vbac-homebirth-of-matthew-evan
 

 

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