Does anyone have experience having birthed a big baby (9 lbs.+) with a VBAC? I am small, my husband is big, 1st baby was 9 lb. 1 oz. and was delivered by c-section. I am likely to have as big, if not bigger, baby this time (due in July). I feel like my c-section was attributable to a lot of different issues, (labor stalled when we got to hospital, epidural didn't work/given too early, awful midwife, being made to lie flat on my back, etc). They also said my son was not descending because he was presenting with his head and shoulder vs. his head......Anyway, I want to have a VBAC, I have found a supportive OB, my husband is on board etc., but the OB seems concerned that if the baby is over 8 lbs. I am less likely to be successful. The midwife had a similar response when she found out my first baby was 9 lbs. This is really getting me down, because I KNOW the baby is going to be at least 9 lbs. My son wasn't heavy--he was long and lean---he was just very big....Okay, I am rambling. Any thoughts/help would be MUCH appreciated?
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5/13/06 at 7:56pm