OK short version:
I was planning a HBA3C and although I ended up going in after I labored at home for about 18 hours (painful labor), her head was in bad position and I could no longer bare the pain ( tried all the natural comfort measures first) so I had them take me in for pain relief which I didn't want to do but it was that or another c-section (I learned a huge lesson not to judge other women who get pain relief, shame on me and I think it was meant to be that that hospital witness this and I did share before how I fantasized about hospital birth so I could tell them a thing or two and I did have to put up a little fight cause they wanted to section me but our vitals were great and no reason to. FTP was not a reason to me) but I got to rest overnight which I needed because I was up for almost 2 days already from when before my water broke at 11pm the 17th and then in the morning (july 19th, her due date and new moon) I was dilated to 10 and with first set of pushes we could see her head (they held mirror for me) and 1hr and a half later she was out. It actually was the easiest part of the whole thing even though I did end up with 2nd degree tear and huge roids that are killin me). I made history in Duluth, MN and have a healthy baby girl who did most of the work. Her name is Juno. We went home after 24 hours and the whole birth minus the pain relief was all natural, Doc handed her right to me, skin to skin, I rubbed her and suctioned her, delayed cord clamp, placenta deliver itself, no shots, eye goop, vit K or PKU, and she is breastfeeding and she left wrapped in a moby after 24 hrs. She stayed on me the whole time and her first diaper was cloth!!! But I DID IT!!! After 3 c-sections I had a vaginal birth!!!!
That is so encouraging to hear, especially for those of us trying for a first VBAC (hey, RCS is always plan B, but at least its not a finality).
Slightly crunchy mama of three, one cs, one ubac, one vbac. Planning a vbac in October. Bookworms anonymous member.
Congratulations on your successful vbac!! Thank you for sharing because it truly is an encouragment to the rest of us vbac hopefuls! I just found out a few days ago that I am pregnant! My husband and I are thrilled because we've been trying since November. I did get pregnant in November, but had a missed miscarriage. The baby passed around 6 weeks, but I didn't expel until 11 weeks. I refused a DNC, which the doctors were trying vigorously to push on me. It was ridiculous the scare tactics they used. I know there is risk of infection, but there will be signs of that happening such as abdominal pain and fever (which I didn't have). I had another miscarriage several years back and did have the DNC, but not only is it expensive, but it adds scar tissue which can complicate my chances for a successful vbac. Anyway...I'm rambling! I have two sons...ages 8 and 5 and I'm hoping this pregnancy will thrive, and that I will be able to have a vba2c. Praying to God for it! PS...I see that you are a homeschooler...so am I! :)