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Anyone had a vba2c?

 

I have had two sections. The first because they had to get the baby out quickly as I had pre eclampsia, the second when I failed a trial of labour and just did  not progress.

 

I am not really happy about this suprise third pregnancy. I have had really upsetting births so far. I think if I can try for a vaginal birth this time, it might help me be a little more `into` the pregnancy.

 

I am also in Japan. There is no way they would give me permission to even try a vba2c. It would mean either going it alone, or trying to find a midwife who might be willing to help me. I just dont think I can get hospital treatment.

 

I do not want to risk myself or the baby, I just really really dont want another section.

 

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I did it nearly two years ago.  We found a good midwife and did it at home.  This is my very best advice.  And yes, a vaginal delivery and the hope and planning for one will increase your bond with the baby and motivate you to have a healthy and happy pregnancy.  It certianly did for me.  You need to eat as good as you can (nothing processed, lots of eggs, dairy, whole grain, veggies, and meats, watch your sugar), take some extra supplements (good midwife will have recommendations for you) and stretch/exercise lightly.  Keep your mind positive through your own spirituality/religion.  Read as many birth books/vbac books as you can.  This is my best advice.  You CAN do this.  I KNOW you can!!!

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I had a VBA3C in June. smile.gif


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Thank you!

 

I am going to try and aim for the v2bac. There is no way the hospital will let me have a vbac in my area. It is an immediate c section before you even get to go into labour. However all going well, I will be moving and hope to find a good midwife.

 

Ild love a homebirth, but did not know it was even possible after 2 sections

 

I had more or less given up on the birth I needed and wanted, but really think I can do it. I think I needed more time than I had been given before. My first baby needed to be whipped out as it was an absolute emergency and they saved her life and mine. However, if I had been given privacy and quiet with my second, I think the trial of labour would have gone better. It was intervention after intervention and snowballed. I was coping quite well, but the doctor couldnt wait to grab him out of there.

 

Fingers crossed!

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Ild love a homebirth, but did not know it was even possible after 2 sections

 

Yes! Just talk to a few homebirth midwives.  Many women in this area have HBAMC.  I would have if I didn't have the risk factors I was dealing with and if I didn't have the option of a fantastic OB.

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Wow! You know, if I can get the support to do it, I would be so happy. Ild love a home v2bac! I always wanted my calm, unmedicated birth experience. Unfortunately with pre eclampsia with dd, she was just whipped out, and that much I am at peace with.

 

With ds, it was a case of a hospital attempt at a vbac, and they just were totally impatient with me. I was labouring nicely, if slowly, and they scared me saying that they were concerned about the stress on the baby, and it was  not `working`, and bullied me into another section. If they had just stopped trying to examine and monitor me all the time, and left me alone I think it would have been fine!

 

Fingers crossed i get it `right` for me this time.

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I had a HBA3C in August and it totally rocked! It is absolutely possible and totally worth it to find a way to make it happen.


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I had a vba2c and it was the best experience I had so far .

Just make sure , that you believe in yourself , and give your body time . I was in labor for 4 days , with really slow , gentle contractions (still effective though) and then , when I was 6 cm , my water broke on its own and I went from 6-10 cm in about an hour . And my child popped out like a little rocket .

I firmly believe , our bodies know what they are doing and we need to give them time , in my case I felt , slowliness was ,  what I needed then .

Just make sure , you arm yourself with all the material and research back-up you can get your hands on and BELIEVE in yourself , our bodies were meant to give birth , do not let anybody talk you out of that !!!!

I read every successful vbac story I could get my hands on and I thought "if those women can do it , so can I" 

And I did !!! And so can you !

Don´t let anybody tell you , that vbac is more dangerous than repeat c/s , it´s not , every study proves the contrary !

I am definitely going for a vba3c for the next baby we are planning now and I cannot wait to put my success story on here joy.gif

And you will put yours on , too , just BELIEVE !!!


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I just read your birth story! It was utterly amazing! joy.gif

 

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Ild love a homebirth, but did not know it was even possible after 2 sections

 

Yes! Just talk to a few homebirth midwives.  Many women in this area have HBAMC.  I would have if I didn't have the risk factors I was dealing with and if I didn't have the option of a fantastic OB.

Good luck!!!



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If I am still in Japan, I just will not be allowed a vbac after having had 2 c sections. I cant find a midwife to so much as touch me and the three hospitals within distance have all said it is `impossible`. So, if I am here it would be an unassisted homebirth after 2 sections. I am just not brave enough to do that.

 

However, if the move to California works out, Im pretty sure Ill  be able to find a midwife or hospital. I am going to have to do a bit of checking around.

 

I am nervous about a vbac. I have heard so much `you will put your baby at risk` from doctors. However I have heard so many success stories.

 

Thank you for the encouragement!

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How's Japan with informed refusal?


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Check out this amazing Mom's story VBAC after 3 Cs. http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/12/16/ep.vbac.birth.at.home/index.html

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hug2.gif Hey Olivia!

 

Hospitals here will not facilitate something they do not agree with. If it is something like vbac, the hospital wil simply refuse to help.

 

When I miscarried here years ago, I was turned away as `they did not treat foreigners`. Didnt matter i was waving a credit card and bleeding badly, they refused to help me.

 

As far as vbac goes, they cannot support it, so either use the hospital and do it their way, or dont use them at all.

 

If I thought I could do it, I would stay home and go it alone, unassisted, but what if something did go wrong with the vbac and the baby was injured. I am just too scared.

 

Hopefully, anyway, we will be safely in California by then.

 

I have stopped fighting the system here, I try to live outside it as much as possible, and tell myself that where I live is just the land my feet are on, as long as i do not break laws and make my own way, then nothing else matters. I cannot change the society and nor would I want to. It is not my place to. Ill simply get myself to a place where I feel more at home, even if it is not `home`.

 

The vbac is one of those really important things for me. This will be my last baby, and I so so want to do this. It is really important to me. I dont know if I am being silly or selfish, but it is important.

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I don't think you are being silly or selfish.  Your feelings about the process of birth matter and should be considered as much as any other aspect of giving birth.  I also tried a VBAC in a hospital that was "supportive" of VBACs, as long as your labor was exactly what they needed it to be, i.e. fast.  I kick myself every day for allowing them to bully me into a CBAC.  But, lesson learned.  We will be TTC this summer and I have already decided to do a homebirth even though hubby's not on board with that.  If that option doesn't work out, I don't know what I will do.  Probably lie to the docs and show up in the ER pushing! :)   I hope all works out for you, keep us posted!

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hug2.gif Hey Olivia!

 

Hospitals here will not facilitate something they do not agree with. If it is something like vbac, the hospital wil simply refuse to help.

 

When I miscarried here years ago, I was turned away as `they did not treat foreigners`. Didnt matter i was waving a credit card and bleeding badly, they refused to help me.

 

As far as vbac goes, they cannot support it, so either use the hospital and do it their way, or dont use them at all.

 

If I thought I could do it, I would stay home and go it alone, unassisted, but what if something did go wrong with the vbac and the baby was injured. I am just too scared.

 

Hopefully, anyway, we will be safely in California by then.

 

I have stopped fighting the system here, I try to live outside it as much as possible, and tell myself that where I live is just the land my feet are on, as long as i do not break laws and make my own way, then nothing else matters. I cannot change the society and nor would I want to. It is not my place to. Ill simply get myself to a place where I feel more at home, even if it is not `home`.

 

The vbac is one of those really important things for me. This will be my last baby, and I so so want to do this. It is really important to me. I dont know if I am being silly or selfish, but it is important.


The hospitals over here probably have similar attitudes, though less money and technology. I opted to have an unassisted birth, but I am not sure what I would have done with a prior c-section. Here, too, the hospital turns you away and won't help you unless you have the right paperwork/connection. I hope you will either find a good, sensible care provider, or move to the US! These are really difficult decisions to make. Having a VBA2C might be a bit of a challenge, even in the US, though it seems to be possible. Would you ideally like to give birth at home or in a hospital?


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do you mean a 2VBAC and a 3VBAC instead of VBA2C and VBA3C???    *How many c/sections have you had?*

 

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I had a vba2c and it was the best experience I had so far .

I am definitely going for a vba3c for the next baby we are planning now  


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THANK YOU!!!!love.gif
 

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Ild love a homebirth, but did not know it was even possible after 2 sections

 

Yes! Just talk to a few homebirth midwives.  Many women in this area have HBAMC.  I would have if I didn't have the risk factors I was dealing with and if I didn't have the option of a fantastic OB.

Good luck!!!


 



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Ive had 2 sections and 2 births..have I got confused!

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No, not you.  I was confused by another post.
 

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Ive had 2 sections and 2 births..have I got confused!




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