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really wanting a uc but unsure

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My last child was an emergency c section because of a car accident....I'm currently 31 weeks pendant with my 5th child and the hospital will not allow a at all and i do not want another c section....I've been under prenatal care the entire pregnancy and everything is going smoothly do far except my ffn just came back positive....i still want a uc but i don't think i can if it's too early....I'm trying to make it to 35 weeks at least and put myself on rest completely....dad takes care if the kids solely right now....he sports the uc birth but i just have so many thoughts in my head and not sure what to do....any insure would be greatly appreciated!!!
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I'm so sorry you have to go through this. VBAC has been considered safer than Pitocin and Epidural use yet it is continuously denied by health care providers. While I do not know enough about UC (I am also researching and studying this because when I have another child in 5 years I want to be fully prepared and have considered this) to give you any answers, hopefully bumping this up will get this post some attention and some answers you can use. 

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I'd personally want hospital interventions around if my babe was born between viability and almost 36 weeks. False + ffn tests are really common and often come from vaginal exams, recent intercourse, or blood. What signs of preterm labor were you having? Contractions? Are you effacing/dilating? What did the doc's recommend and why? For sure don't overdo things, drink extra water and take cal/mag supplements. My research says bedrest isn't often very useful, and weakens you too. Still, if your intuition says it'll help it your case, then listen to that.
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Originally Posted by JamieCatheryn View Post

I'd personally want hospital interventions around if my babe was born between viability and almost 36 weeks. False + ffn tests are really common and often come from vaginal exams, recent intercourse, or blood. What signs of preterm labor were you having? Contractions? Are you effacing/dilating? What did the doc's recommend and why? For sure don't overdo things, drink extra water and take cal/mag supplements. My research says bedrest isn't often very useful, and weakens you too. Still, if your intuition says it'll help it your case, then listen to that.

I am 3 cm and 50% effaced since i put myself on bed rest the contractions have stopped....the more I'm on my feet the more i have them....I'm just trying hard to keep him in there just a little longer
post #5 of 8
Id hate to be in such a position. Do you have access to midwives? At the hospital, a free standing bc or otherwise? Even just to consult would be great. If not, maybe a different hospital? Dont feel like its too late to switch care providers. You might find that stress is playing a huge role in your contractions and that if you were able to get some peace of mind about a possible vbac you may make it long enough to qualify for an alternative. Make some tea, and some phone calls and try to relax. Stay hydrated and peeing!
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Just want to add- my first was ob family practice all the way to 36 wks when i decided to switch models entirely. I was very stressed about winding up with interventions and an outcome i never wanted. Gave birth in a free standing birth center under mw care and had a pretty good experience. The way labor had gone thouhg and in a hospital i know i wouldve wound up with some serious intervention and possibly even a section. My doc understood and i didnt feel funny about switching that late but even if he protested or was upset, i wouldve done it anyway and i dont regret it.
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Well do all you can to convince that baby to stay put until term, sounds like you're making good choices in that case. Let's assume you make it past 35-37 weeks wherever you end up feeling comfortable without a NICU. Do you want a UC or do you feel stuck with no options? If it's the latter, check with ICAN and local doulas for recommendations you might be able to get a home birth or VBAC friendly care provider. If you want a UC though, get prepared and keep in touch with what makes you most comfortable and safe. You'd do a beautiful job of birthing with your family I am sure. Their dad sounds great to step up and support you and listen to your needs in all this I love to hear about wonderful men like that.

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closest hospital or midwife that allows vbacs is two and a half hours away and my labors are fast....after researching a uc i really want one now and look forward to having one....at first i felt like i didn't have a choice but the more i looked into it the more i wanted one....i cannot afford a midwife e either but i have been in contact with one that has been extremely helpful!!
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