It seems most of you are on your 2nd, 3rd, 4th births and they all have been smooth and relatively quick. While I am having my second child, I did not contract, labor or have a vaginal birth last time. I am attempting a VBAC. Any day! Just so curious how this will all go down.
Is anyone else in this DDC laboring for the first time?
I'm doing the exact opposite! Preparing myself for the worst. I swear this baby is burrowing deeper into my rib cage.
You all can do it too!
I was in the same boat as you. My first was a scheduled c-section at 37 weeks with no contractions whatsoever. I was planning for a vbac this time and pretty unsure how it would go. I did lots of reading but I don't really think that prepared me very well. It was a lot more intense than I expected, but also a lot more satisfying. It was very empowering to know I can give birth, and awesome to be able to hold/nurse/bond with my little guy immediately. The recovery has been amazing compared with the first! My midwife told me to expect it to be like a first labour, but it was actually quite a bit faster than the average. Hoping yours goes that way too!