I had dystocia, or failure to progress in labour with my first, I had a emergency c-section after 36 hours of induced labour.
My case is tricky, mentally-I was prepared and fine. I made it through 33 of those hours without pain relief, until my body went into shock and began to shake uncontrollably and I could not stand or support my weight and was given an epidural
I had 2 cervical gels, 1 foley catheter and 8 hours of oxytocin drip.
After the foley cathedar I continued until the surgery contracting every 1min to 2 1/2 mins, with no stop of contractions.
The foley catheter painfully...very painfully, stretched me to 3-4cm and i never dilated more
The ruling was that my pelvis did not expand, therefore the babies head could not push on my cervix to dilate it.
My son had two red impressions on his forehead and the back of head where he was being pushed into the canal but could not fit, he was only 7pounds and I am not a tiny framed women
None of the conventional birth methods for a VBAC apply to me, it was strictly a physical problem, I was 2 weeks over my due date on his b-day, I fought to extend induction but it didn't pan out
I am terrified to have another section, it was a terrible, terrible way to have a baby. I wasnt even fully frozen when they made the first incision, and my son spend 4 days in the NICU for wet lung as a result
I am scared I wont be able to under go another epidural (It took 7 times, no exaggeration, to get the needle into my back) and then the surgery that Ill need the anesthesia, then wake up to my baby instead...thats terrible, but so is the h*ll of a c-section
WHAT CAN I DO!!??