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post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
Anybody else doing a VBAC?
post #2 of 15

I'm thinking about it. I haven't seen a doctor or anything yet, I've moved out of state since having my last one so I won't be seeing him again. I had a (mostly) natural birth in 2007, C-section in 2009 and repeat C-section in 2011. So..I'm not sure what will happen but I've got VBAC on the brain.

post #3 of 15
Thread Starter 
Had a VBAC in 2007, will never consent to non-immediate emergency c/s again (first was because of a blizzard and a slow labor).
post #4 of 15

I teach natural childbirth and I've taught/worked with VBAC/HBACs before and have TONS of knowledge and experience, so if you have any questions, are looking for resources, support, etc...please feel free to ask :)

http://americanpregnancy.org/labornbirth/vbac.html

post #5 of 15

DS1 was born via cesarean.  He was a planned homebirth, transferred 105 hours after my water broke.  

 

DS2 was my VBAC - but it was terrible.  I had two episiotomies and spent over $1000 in physio later just trying to salvage something of my pelvic floor. That was also a homebirth transfer, mostly due to lack of support from my midwife. 

 

DS3 was born at home in the water. It was amazing and miraculous, and I can't wait to do it all over again.  

 

I will have the same midwives that I used with DS1 and DS3 and hopefully will call them as the baby is sliding out. 

post #6 of 15
My twin were an emergency c/s and my last 2 have been vbac births and that is the plan for this one too.
post #7 of 15

I don't know what is going on with me yet, I won't see a doctor until January...but..anyone here have an experience with vba2c?

 

Are doctors/hospitals whatever, more strict about it being after two? Do I have more a risk?

 

I posted in a different thread how I've had hard births. My first was vaginal but I had to have pitocin, second was homebirth hospital transfer turned into C-section. Third was sort of planned C-section. My contractions always seem to be disorganized, they go close together, then far apart again, it's so strange. If this happens again, I can't have pitocin again being a previous c-section, right? Am I still a good candidate?

post #8 of 15
I don't know anything about c-sections, but that sounds a lot like my first labor. Any chance your babies were posterior? Also could be called "sunny side up" by some people. It's where their head is down, but face is forward instead of backward. It can cause some really irregular contractions.
post #9 of 15

I'm going for my 2nd HBAC!  I loved my  home birth experience, it was life changing for me (I caught her in the water, everything was peaceful and so different from my cesarean).  Now we're just figuring out how we will afford the birth, as this pregnancy was unplanned and we don't have a savings acct ready for the prenatal care and birth!

post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by lactatinggirl View Post

I don't know anything about c-sections, but that sounds a lot like my first labor. Any chance your babies were posterior? Also could be called "sunny side up" by some people. It's where their head is down, but face is forward instead of backward. It can cause some really irregular contractions.

 

Hmm, not sure, no one mentioned anything if that was the case. 

 

post #11 of 15
Thread Starter 
Gaaah. Had my first clinic appointment weds. Have decided to have a local OB office for labs in addition to the homebirth midwife ... struggling to find a way to get the midwife covered by insurance. Told at the ob office that I would be required to have a hep lock, continuous monitoring and no tub if I chose to deliver at the hospital. Seriously?! I've already HAD an unremarkable VBAC with a midwife, and I've never had any health issues during pg at all. I just find it so offensive.
post #12 of 15
Thread Starter 
Woot. Midwife said that the office is on board with helping me decline interventions and supporting me on petitioning for a midwife to attend.
post #13 of 15
Pudlenka, that's awesome! I hope you get what you need.
post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by pudlenka View Post

Woot. Midwife said that the office is on board with helping me decline interventions and supporting me on petitioning for a midwife to attend.

Yay!!

post #15 of 15

I am going for a HBAC.  My 2 year old was C-Sectioned after almost 70 hours of labor, she was posterior and never engaged.  I didn't progress past 2cm.   There are SO many theories why all this happened, but it doesn't really matter because I know this birth will be wonderful!

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