MaryE, I feel the same way that you do about a repeat c/s. I would never ever want to go through that again. However, I'm in agreement with the others about the increased possibility of problems since it sounds like the first c/s was done rather haphazardly. In your shoes, I would schedule the c/s for as late as possible and go for a VBAC in the hospital. I'd have a hep lock and tell the OB to just do general anesthesia instead of a spinal in the event of an emergency. That's my preference because I had a spinal headache and the thought of anything else in my spine ever again freaks me out. There is some evidence that an emergency c/s has a longer recovery time and is harder on momma than a scheduled one, but I can only speak from the perspective of someone who has had a scheduled c/s. It was somewhat surreal going to the hospital knowing that by about 1 pm that afternoon I would have given birth. So very different than my other births. However, the fact that they cleaned my uterus out really well after the baby was born and the placenta was removed was great because I bled for less than 2 weeks instead of my typical 6+ weeks.
Sarah Lynne, I need to wash my baby quilt fabric too! I keep thinking that I should start cutting the pieces out and start sewing, and then I remember that I still need to wash the fabric. Duh. lol
I'm doing my GBS test on the 16th, which will be my 36 week appointment. I've never tested positive in the past, but I'm considering doing a hibiclens wash a day or two before just in case. It can't hurt, right?