Hi there VBAC mamas! I thought it would be fun to do a roll call and see who is going to VBAC this DDC. Share your birth story and your most helpful birth resource :)
Birth story: My first baby was breech, and while my OB had agreed to let me try a breech birth, whoever signed me into the hospital ward decided that no such thing was going to happen on her Sunday afternoon. I had a very nice doc and a very stupid nurse and a very serious case of IV PTSD when all was said and done. However, even if I had been able to have a "natural" birth with DD1, no way I'd have made it with DD2. We interveiwed 5 hospitals and eventually planned a homebirth for DD2. Finally she was due. For two weekends we called the midwives, set up the birth tub, and dialated another 2 cm. Then life went on for the rest of the week. This would not have gone over well at any hospital so we were pretty confident G_d had directed us to the right plan. Then came the third weekend. I woke up from a nap while DH was out with our only car, to one serious contraction. 45 minutes later (only about 15 minutes of which was DH actually home), out came a screaming baby to pair with this screaming mama. Even if the first two weekends we'd been let go, I'd still have had a UBAC, only out in the greeny grass on the hill to the hospital (what a blessing we missed that!). It was the most freeing experience. And the midwife was there in 5 minutes to check on me and life went on, but I'm still feeling empowered by it so I had to share :). I don't consider this baby to be a VBAC, just my plain, undramatic (but hopefully equally fast) birth.
Most helpful resource: "obstetric myths versus research realities", by henci goer. Very close second place goes to my local ICAN group.