Hello fellow mommies!
I'm new to this community and already feel so blessed to have stumbled upon these boards!
To make this as brief as possible, here's a Reader's Digest version & I would so appreciate any input. Thanks!
In 2007 I had my first c-section after a failed induction (I could write a novel on this experience... but will spare you for now!) I had my second c-section in 2010, which was scheduled and I was actually thrilled with how smoothly everything went. My healing has been just perfect and the whole experience was so much more pleasant and spiritual and awesome than my first unplanned c-section. But... I want so badly to have a vaginal birth.
My husband and I are planning our next pregnancy for early 2012, we'd like to start TTC in February or so. There are many factors involved here so I may add comments if you need me to fill in details later. But basically I live in a very small rural community, our hospital is tiny and the nearest "big" hospital is over 2 hours away. Our small rural hospital has an insurance agreement that prevents them from offering VBAC as an option. There are a few midwives in the area but I hesitate to go that route, simply because I have no experience with them and the risks are overwhelming to me. At this point I want to A) Become fully educated about my birth options (at home? with midwife in hospital - which I need to check if that's an option... etc) and what the risks / benefits of each would be. B) to hear experiences of women who've successfully (or non-successfully even) done VBAC after 2 c-sections. and C) Determine all that I need to do to prepare my body for a successful VBAC (are there specific exercises, yoga practices, bindings I should wear- heck I don't know- just anything at all that can help me be successful with this).
Thank you in advance, I look forward to reading and responding and hopefully learning, too! :)