Hi all! I have been reading this thread because of the high chance that I will end up with a Cesarean. I had a fairly traumatic V-birth with my son (induction, vacuum, etc) and from that experience, ended up becoming a labor doula and a birth advocate. So when I became pregnant with #2, I planned a Homebirth.
Everything was going great until we confirmed that the baby was breech at my 36w visit (and had suspected it before that). I have tried all the turning methods, including version and none have worked. I went through a bit of a depression when I felt backed into a corner - my DH was not comfortable with a home breech birth, my MW was very conservative and did not feel 100% comfortable (but might have considered if my DH wasnt so skittish) and I had a hard time finding a Dr around here that would not do a planned Cesarean and only
a planned Cesarean.
I did eventually find an OB who will give it a try. He says all his colleagues will think he is nuts, but everything seems to be in line for a successful V-birth - frank breech, head tucked, baby size, "prooven pelvis" with a 9 lb baby, etc.
But I know that if labor does not progress fairly quickly, if the baby does not descend, or there is any distress, I will end up with a Cesarean. I also know that if I go into labor when my Dr is not on call, his backups are unlikely to suport the V-birth. (Which is this weekend, so I need *stay in baby* vines til Monday
Its been a rough couple of weeks, but I am coming to terms with it. Its hard to loose your dream birth, as I am sure many of you can understand. I have had some friends who have given me great ideas on having as good a Cesarean as possible. I just dread the recovery time, with a newborn, a very rambunctious 4yr old who loves to climb on mommy and a DH who cant take a lot of time off work!
Anyway, thanks for this thread and for sharing your stories for those of us who are facing or have faced a Cesarean.