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#31 of 50 Old 04-09-2009, 08:09 PM
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My EDD according to LMP was 3/6 but I have long cycles so I used 3/9, the sono date. My VBAC baby was born on 3/5. I was so worried about negotiating extra time that I never thought she'd be early. My first baby was a scheduled c-section due to breech so I had no experience with labor and didn't realize I was in labor until I was really far along.
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vba2c at 41w5d induced. 10#8oz. 37cm head. intact perineum (I got really lucky there)

we cook 'em long and large in my family. my sisters kids, both VB, were 42 weekers. 10# and 10#4oz

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My first vbac (at home) was 2 days past my due date. My second vbac (at home) was 17 days past my due date! My midwife explained to me that beyond 42 weeks was beyond the standard of care and that she would be really putting her neck out to go forward with me after that. But she had been with me through all 3 babies (first went 15 days) and knows I care for myself very well and am in tune with my body. She was willing to stick it out with me. However, I went in at 42 weeks and got a biophyisical profile (ultrasound that checks on baby and uterine environment to see if it is prudent to continue as is or seek medical help). Me and baby were just fine so we waited another 2 days and he came on his own...4 hour labor and all 10 pounds of him! I would have been required to get another bio. profile every 2 days or so until he was born. Maybe that is an option for you? My philosophy was that if I felt good and baby was good what reason was there NOT to just wait?


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well haven't gotten pg yet for my second baby, but dd (my c/s) was 41.3 days. i picked the wrong provider and was feeling a lot of pressure to induce from ohhh about 40 weeks on.

actually she started talking induction at 38 weeks. anyhow, wont be going back there... but i do think that im going to give my self a few extra days in my favor when i see my next provider. maybe like 5-7 or so. it will depend but that's what i think i will do. that stress at the end was so awful and i blame it partially on getting a c/s.
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My c/s was after a long labor at roughly 42 weeks. My VBAC was a short labor at roughly 40 weeks.

After my c/s I learned that the babe's position can delay the start of labor as well as influence how labor goes. DD1 was head down but she was posterior (backwards) and asynclitic (hed tilted to the side). I spent a lot of time following the spinningbabies and optimal fetal positioning suggestions during my second pregnancy and think that helped. Well, that and the fact that my body had already "done it" once before. Since you didn't start labor on your own last time your body may just need more time to warm up... I hope you had a wonderful birth!

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My 1st birth was a csection due to twins presenting breech...I had a spontaneous labor and drug free VBAC with my daughter in July at 41w6days...
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My VBAC baby was born at 40+5. Short labor (less than 4 hours)- got to the hospital at 8cm and he was born about 1.5 hours after I got there.

Praying for a VBA2C sometime in the next 3 or 4 weeks!
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41 weeks 2 days and also quite obviously post dates and PERFECT =)
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I went 24 days over. Had to drop care, basically, to do it too. In the end, I had a repeat c-sec for bad late decels after 27 hours of labor at home. But, it was an attempted VBAC. Does that count? My 1st c-sec was for transverse breech.

Oh, and my 24-day late baby was 9 lbs 10 oz, which seems gigantic, but he was only 3 oz bigger than my previous baby (10 days late) and 4 oz bigger than my one before that (2 weeks early!).

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I went to 40+3 which I now realize is no big deal. Good for you all you 42+ weekers!

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My VBA2C baby was born at 41w6d. I started prodromal labor on my due date. Active labor began on 41w5d and he was born just after midnight.
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My VBA2C baby was 13 days overdue. I was very lucky, my midwife has no cut off dates, as long as baby and I were healthy, we could go as long as it took.

I think going into a spontaneous labor was very helpful in my success. I had tried a lot of things to get labor going about week overdue (acupuncture, pressure point massage, etc...) and was really getting very stressed out that labor wasn't happening. Finally, about 11 days overdue, I decided I could not control this process, I was just going to have to let everything unfold as it was meant to (and believe me, that was hard to surrender to).

When I'd finally almost given up on labor, I did go into labor at 41 w + 6 days and had a great VBA2C!
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My first (and 5th) VBAC was 43w2d (23 days "late"). I ovulate 10 days later than the normal woman. They say that is a sign of infertility, but I am on PG #8. Ha! What do "they" know?

The latest baby, a 4th VBAC, I have had (all healthy) was 43w5d. He was a biggun', but it was the best birth ever!! Everything went splendidly.

My only complicated births were on their due dates; the csection and my 3rd VBAC. My quickest births were 10-15-23 days late.

They cannot MAKE you get a section because of post dates. They cannot just drop you, they may threaten it, as there is some law against that. You can wait until labor (doing kick counts twice a day) and then go in anywhere to VBAC. However, it isn't the best idea, it is sometimes the only way to get a VBAC/healthy birth for both of you.

With my first VBAC, they did NSTs twice a week until she was born. The birth went perfectly fine. Maybe you could tell them that you ovulate later than the average woman. Who can argue with that?

Yes, your baby sounded small enough the first time, I doubt this one will be huge. And, besides, I usually have 6-7lbers even going so late, except the almost 44wker. He was 9lbs3oz, and it went fine. He was big, but fine and healthy, as I was as well. Kymberli
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My c/s was done at 40w1d, my VBAC was 40w4d.

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42w and 4 days.... edd was based on implantation/conception

43w if counting from lmp

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I went into labor at 41w1d & had a 25 hour labor so my son was born at 41w2d.

I am very petite. My c/s baby was 7lb 11oz (the c/s was "FTP"). My son was estimated that he would be born around 9lbs. My midwives were fine with it, but the doc that backed them up tried to talk me into a repeat section because he was "so large" & I was so tiny. I declined. My son was born at 8lb 6 oz & once I (finally!) reached 10cm he was out in 30 minutes with no problems & minimal tearing.
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I went one week over EDD.

I had been seeing an OB (was unable to get a midwife - the birthing centres here are government regulated and most people in my city just end up on a waiting list). At my last appointment with her (I was around 38? wks) as I was walking out the door she casually mentioned "ok, so I'll call and schedule you a c-section just in case you go too far past your EDD". The most "convenient" date was only 6 days past my EDD!

I freaked out and called my doula who was able to get me in with a VBAC-friendly GP at the last minute (yay!). He never said anything at all about ever scheduling a c-section, but did talk about doing NSTs if I went a couple of weeks overdue. I'm not sure what his "limit" would be for "letting" me go past my EDD, but I was certainly willing to refuse a c-section if it came to that (as long as tests showed baby was doing fine).

This time around I plan to fudge the date of my LMP a bit to give me a bit of wiggle room.

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My first and second VBACs were both three days past my due date and were not induced. For comparison, my first child (the c-section) was three days before her due date.

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I went 6 days over with my VBAC. She was my earliest and littlest baby to date. My first (vag) was 11 days over, and my 2nd (section) was 2 weeks over date.

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My DS (emergency c-section) was very close to 42 weeks. My dates were all over the place.

My DD (HBAC, waterbirth) started active labor (with water breaking) at 40w5d and she was born at 41w. I had a very long labor and had a lot of emotional stuff to get through apparently. I thought I had gotten passed it all but I guess not. Oh and I was very certain on her dates.
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