I'm wondering if anybody out there has experience with a VBAC after 2 C-sections.
My first child was born by emergency C-section (failure to progress, face delivery, overly large) after 28 hours of labor. For my second child, the doctor told me my chances of a successful VBAC were low considering there were "so many" factors contributing to my first section.
I now know enough to know the doctor was a dolt, but I didn't then and I was scared of going through so much only to have an emergency C-section again, so my second child was a scheduled C-section. Both were lower, horizontal incisions, the ones that are supposed to be safer for VBAC's.
I do not want another C-section! I've read enough about the risk factors of them and know how badly my body heals from them that I really want to avoid it if possible.
I've read SUCH conflicting stuff about a woman's chances of a successful VBAC after two C-sections! I recently read something in an online medical journal that said there are no substantial jumps in the statistics for complications between 1 & 2 previous C-sections. It said if everything else was fine, a woman with 2 previous ones should be encouraged to attempt a VBAC.
OTOH, a midwifery site I visited said they refused to do home births of VBAC's after more than one C-section because of "recent studies" about higher chances of uterine rupture.
My doctor supports VBAC's but said she didn't want me to have one after 2 C-sections because she attended 2 who ruptured (moms and babes were fine). I don't know if those were induced, though, which ups the odds of ruptures. She doesn't remember.
My doctor is willing to try to do a VBAC since it's what I want, but it's been really hard to try to gather information and decide what to do. There are so many people out there telling stories of VBAC's after one section but there's almost nobody out there who's tried it after two.
Anyone have experience with this?
Also, how can I give myself the best chance of being successful at a VBAC and reduce the chances of FTP again? With my first child I was so at peace and confident in my ability to birth my baby. I was unmedicated and happy through the hours of labor, and I still stalled out and had it turn to terrible pain and crisis. I worry it will be harder to be so trusting and calm during this one.
You always hear how if you believe in it and trust your body it will work, but that's just not always true. How do I convince myself *again* to believe in it and trust my body?