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#1 of 27 Old 10-09-2006, 05:45 PM - Thread Starter
 
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If so, can you please PM me? I have a list of questions I REALLY REALLY need to bounce off someone who knows their stuff. My thoughts are so jumbled though that I can't really post it all cohearently & can't really deal with any flames. You must be very patient & well versed in "what are you talking about!?" because I'm not so sure I do!
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Go ahead- hit me. LOL I have been reading and studying it nonstop for almost 4 years now.
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Oh, thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! You may be sorry, LOL, but I'm off to "spill it" now...


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ok got your IM - my kids are hanging on me so I'll respond tonight after tehy are in bed!!!
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I'd be glad to share what I know as well. I've had one VBAC and one HBAC, and have done tons of research as well. I'll be glad to share my personal experience as well and what I learned if it applies to your concerns.
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Thanks! :

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TanyaS -
Thanks, I will send you a copy as well. Please be warned though, it doesn't "flow", make any sence, or seem like a big deal...but it is for me...I'm still trying to get my thoughts straight. *sigh*

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rmzbm-- I have experience too, but tbh I just had my baby yesterday and don't know how much time I can devote to answering your questions right now.

The reason that you don't think your pm makes sense (obviously, I haven't seen your pm) is that you are processing I'm guessing. Asking questions and "spilling" as you put it is part of the process of coming to an understanding and making a decision on what is best for YOU and your baby. Only you can make a decision about whether to VBAC or not and there IS a LOT of information out there. It can get confusing and frustrating.

We're here for you! If you'd like to pm me, feel free. I just don't know if I'll be able to get back to you as quickly as the other ladies.
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The reason that you don't think your pm makes sense (obviously, I haven't seen your pm) is that you are processing I'm guessing. Asking questions and "spilling" as you put it is part of the process of coming to an understanding and making a decision on what is best for YOU and your baby. Only you can make a decision about whether to VBAC or not and there IS a LOT of information out there. It can get confusing and frustrating.
Thanks, I really appreciate that! I will send you a copy...take your time...if you can get to it, great - if not, I TOTALLY understand! I have had SO many mamas answer this thread or PM me I am nearly chocked up...it is REALLY REALLY helping me. Y'all are a storehouse of knowledge!

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No flames here, mama. If you need some more info, you can PM me too. Birth, especially vbac are a bit of an obsession for me!

Midwifery Student and Mama to 2 daughters and 3 sons.     
ribboncesarean.gif vbac.gifhomebirth.jpg I have given birth a variety of ways and I am thankful for what each one has taught me.

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Thank you, Erin...it's on it's way!

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Marie, have you joined the ICAN email list? It's a great place to process all the "stuff" that comes up, with women who really do *get it* and to ask all the questions on your mind. The mamas there have access to research you can use on your journey. It's a big help.
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i hope you get all your questions answered.
i dont consider myself in teh category of "knowing all my stuff" with vbacs but if you need support or encouragemet, ill be here.
there are many here way more knowledgable than I!

good luck! you can do it!
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Thanks SO SO much! Everyone here has been so stinking supportive, some even doing research FOR me! *sniff* It doesn't take alot to choke me up, lol, but I am touched beyond words at some of the support I've recieved!

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Good luck in your quest for information and remeber your gut feeling/intincts too.
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feel free to ask away...just had a vbac in april, and it was wonderful.
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ask away. I had a VBAC last year and just became a doula too! I am a VBAC crusader and I read up alot so maybe I can help too??
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I have a huge collection of studies and articles specifically on birth after caesarean. Up to date research, lots of great stuff, a whole article on UR. PM if you'd like to see it. It covers FAQs and myths really well too.
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Thank you! JanetF, I PM'd you...MMVT & MC...I am working on my next "batch" of questions...will PM you shortly!

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i didn't get your pm...i'll pm you, lol!
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rmzbm--can you send me your second batch of questions as well?
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Ready for your next set of questions! Fire away!
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Sure thing girls! You're very enthusiastic... ...much love to ALL the mama's in this thread...now I feel like I have to VBAC so my "posse" isn't let down! :
Will PM y'all shortly, almost done!
(Have had a very trying day so far, lol...and busy...sometimes I hate the God-forsaken mall...or is that just cuz I had KB Toy Store obsessed youngens w/me? : )

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rmzbm - hang in there!
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Here are some good websites for VBAC info:
http://www.vbac.com/
http://www.childbirth.org/section/VBACindex.html
http://www.childbirthconnection.org/...e.asp?ck=10213
http://www.vbac.org.uk/
http://www.americanpregnancy.org/labornbirth/vbac.html

Good luck!!! Oh, and make sure you get a doula! They are so important to have, especially when you are going for a VBAC. Plus, a doula will be able to explain all your options to you and help you prepare the best possible birth for you.
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Thanks for thr links, Christina...I will check those out!

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I have VBACed 4 times in hospitals. You can email me if you like.
I will respond faster that way

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