I had my 3rd child in January and it ended up being another cesarean birth. I labored at home for 22 hours before transferring to the hospital. I pushed for another 2 hours with an epidural. I had my first child via cesarean because of the whole train wreck of labor induction with failure to progress. I had my second child VBAC, and I pushed for 2 hours. My tailbone broke during that birth. They say my coccyx is still prominent. Do you think there is any hope for another vaginal birth someday? Or am I out of the running completely? Still trying to process this. I am a birth doula and I feel kind of shunned from the whole birth community right now because I had to have a repeat cesarean.
I'm sorry I don't know much about the tailbone thing. Just...ouch! Maybe a chiropractor would be able to help you?
Good luck, mama!
As part of the "birth community"... *HUGS*
I only just started looking into the doula/homebirth/midwife/ thing myself. I didn't even begin to talk to people my last birth (CS) because the birth community can be so clique-y. Talking about orgasisms in birth and how what you feel when you're in pain is so spiritual and aren't you thrilled to be carring a bowling ball for nine months? Its easy to feel left out because I don't get all romantic at the thought of labor. In fact, I feel like I should paint the following T-shirts...
We don't all have to drink the Kool-Aide
Having a home birth because ACOG stats say to
I don't want another C-Section and I swear I'm not drunk
Stick your fingers up there at your own risk
Healthy mom, healthy baby: you said it, now let my healthy body do its labor thing and LEAVE ME BE
Slightly crunchy mama of three, one cs, one ubac, one vbac. Planning a vbac in October. Bookworms anonymous member.
I had a cesarean for FTP with my first and then 18 months later a natural vbac, then with my third (20 months later) was planning a home birth and she stayed breech and so I was limited in options and went through with a cesarean then 20 months later had a hospital vbac again. I also became a doula between 3 and 4 and I tend to think we can be harder on ourselves. I do believe a vba2c is absolutely an option for you. Were you able to have a midwife?
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