Originally Posted by GreenMommy
Cool -- I am so excited to try a VBAC!!!! Mid-wife was very encouraging but also laid out risks.
So -- did you go into labor spontaneously - because they told me they do not induce for VBAC?
It has to be sooooo much better than the c/section --- the dr told me my baby was too big to deliver and they made me have a c/section at 41 weeks. He was 10 lbs 4 oz.
I did go into labour spontaneously at 40wks 5d. I would NOT allow an induction with a uterine scar, I would more than likely go with an elective cesearean, before I would allow an induction. Induced VBACs have far too many risks.
The labour and birth were awesome, but I would be lying if I said my recovery was too. My recovery from the c-section was much easier than my VBAC recovery, BUT I think I had an extremely good c-section recovery and the forced pushing in the hospital led to multiple internal and external tearing and it was a good 6-8wks before I felt marginally "normal" again.
I would not trade my VBAC experience for anything in the world, but I just wanted to point out that natural birth isn't necessarily all roses either and it's best to be prepared. Thankfully, my midwife thinks we can avoid much of the trauma of the last birth this time around, which would be nice. Not sure I can stay in bed for 6wks with two little ones run after plus the new babe! :LOL