DH and I have been kicking around the idea of having a 2nd baby and I am interested in trying a VBAC but have one concern. With my first pregnancy we tried a homebirth which was wonderful and everything we wanted it to be with the exception of my cervix not cooperating at 9.5 cm. I labored for 36 hours at home and was in transition for upwards of 8 hrs with an OP 10lb baby. Needless to say I was exhausted and began to have a hard time with pushing. My midwife who was wonderful and very knowledgable, tried every trick in the book to help turn my LO and get my cervix to give up that last .5cm, but to no avail. For 3 hrs I pushed while my midwife would push my cervix over my son's head but he would push forward and then shrink back into my uterus. I ended up with an emergency c-section after 8 more hours of pushing at the hospital and finally large amounts of meconium showing upon a manual exam. My concern is if we attempt a vbac what are the chances of my cervix doing this again? The weird thing is during my labor I never had the urge to push. I followed my midwives cues and began pushing once she thought my cervix might just give a bit and his head would come through. I look back and wonder if I labored longer maybe my cervix would have dilated that last half cm and the urge to push would have come but I was delirious with pain and so exhausted a transfer seemed like the right thing to do, but even at the hospital for all that time my cervix wouldnt budge. Any of you had this experience with a cervical lip and had a successful 2nd vbac? I would love to hear about any experiences or any advice!