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post #21 of 32
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Originally Posted by meesh933 View Post

You said you wanted a VBAC - my understanding is that do not induce when Mom has had a previous c-section. At least that seems to be the blanket policy in the US. Induction apparently increases the chances of uterine rupture, and is not generally done in women with a uterine scar, so I would definitely ask. Scheduling birth in this case may end up meaning a guaranteed repeat c-section.

I did not even think about the fact that this would be a VBAC, so this is correct!  Induction in even a first time mom increases the risk of uterine rupture because like I said before, your body is not in control of the contractions, a drug is.  Your body knows what to do, and it knows how to do it on its own, naturally, but the drug can cause the contractions to be too strong and cause rupture.  I would guess that if you chose induction it would pretty much mean c-section

 

post #22 of 32

I am in the middle of watching Pregnant in America on Hulu for free, I am so excited to see it on there.  Here is the link for anyone who;s interested!  http://www.hulu.com/watch/235715/pregnant-in-america 

post #23 of 32

It's on Netflix streaming as well!

post #24 of 32

The Business of Being Born is free on Youtube as well:)  I bought the movie and am waiting for it to be delivered from Amazon because it was cheap.  Netflix costs money right?  I have never really looked into it lol.

post #25 of 32

Netflix does cost, but it's not much for what you get... if you regularly watch movies, that is!

post #26 of 32

Both are awesome movies, and I recently learned that Rikki Lake is making a follow-up film.  I heard Pink may appear in it (planned natural birth-turned unplanned csec for stubborn breech).

 

I am an unnecessary csec mama x2.  I wanted a VBAC so badly the 2nd time, but a few hrs into labor an OB I had never met b4 walked into my room with a police officer and a CPS worker and I was in surgery within the hr.  I HATE unnecessary c-birth...

 

That said, in the shoes of the OP, I would wait until 40 wks and plan a calm, unrushed ERC, with the ped surgeon in the OR, JIC.

 

Best wishes to you mama.  You are a wonderful advocate for your babe, and I hope all goes well for you both!

post #27 of 32
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I am an unnecessary csec mama x2.  I wanted a VBAC so badly the 2nd time, but a few hrs into labor an OB I had never met b4 walked into my room with a police officer and a CPS worker and I was in surgery within the hr.  I HATE unnecessary c-birth...

 

 

Oh my! Why was there a police officer and a CPS worker forcing you to have a C Section?
 

 

post #28 of 32

I'm all for Vbac's and natural childbirth. I do think women should be allowed to have the birth they want when the circumstances allow for that. I just have to say that this may not be one of those cases. I do agree that there are often unnecessary inductions and c-sections and there are many times doctors are to blame. I certainly know and am aware of the fact that it's a whole lot easier for them to schedule for convenience and it end up being a bad birth experience. I also understand that is something you really want to avoid, especially considering you were really hoping for a VBAC. 

 

That being said, the most important outcome is a healthy baby and mother. It could very well end up that none of this is necessary, and I really, really hope that is the outcome for you. I really do. But if that's not the case... then you'd better believe I'd be fully ready and willing to take the induction and possibility of a c-section if it means my baby would have the best doctor available to care for him/her at the birth. As a previous poster said, with an induction there may not be a guarantee that you'd deliver while that surgeon was on rotation, but I would think the surgeon would be a lot more able and willing to be on-call or around for the procedure if s/he has a window of time that it will happen in. I.E. You're being induced on this day, so within that 24 hour period, there will likely be a baby. 24 hours is a lot easier to schedule around than a window of a couple of weeks. 

 

I know you don't feel like you should have to schedule your baby's birth to fit someone else's schedule, but if you need that particular surgeon then yes I do think you should be willing to bend a little to fit his/her needs as well. I wouldn't expect a whole staff to make special arrangements just on my behalf because I want a particular kind of birth experience. I think you should remain hopeful, but prepare yourself for what might not be your ideal birth experience. Again, the most important detail of this birth is to have a healthy baby at the end of it.

post #29 of 32
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Oh my! Why was there a police officer and a CPS worker forcing you to have a C Section?
 

 



 

BC the OB who was on call that night didn't believe in VBAC.  My options were have a vaginal birth and lose custody of my newborn or have an ERC and take him home.

 

post #30 of 32
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OP here. Got great news today. My midwife called and said that the perinatologist approved me to have a spontaneous labor and delivery. The mass has shrunk to half its size and they said if the baby continues to do well, there will be no problem with this. They still are going to want neonatal staff present but hopefully they will allow me, my husband, and doula to privacy until the baby is coming out. 

post #31 of 32

That is awesome news!  Congrats!!

post #32 of 32

O thats so good to hear!!

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Originally Posted by AprilM View Post

OP here. Got great news today. My midwife called and said that the perinatologist approved me to have a spontaneous labor and delivery. The mass has shrunk to half its size and they said if the baby continues to do well, there will be no problem with this. They still are going to want neonatal staff present but hopefully they will allow me, my husband, and doula to privacy until the baby is coming out. 

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