I had a C-section after a VBAC for this one. I feel ok about it though. I know it was necessary this time (I didn't feel that way about my first). Imagine being at transition (9cm) for 5 or 6 hours while your body is pushing but you're being told not to lest your cervix swells too much. I could feel that my baby was no longer anywhere near my pelvis! Eventually, the baby's heart rate was showing scary decells and the OB was consulted. He got my permission to do a blood sample to test the baby's oxygen levels. He couldn't even reach her head! At that point he and my midwife were convinced something was wrong, most likely an abruption or a rupture. My uterus was just not working, it couldn't push her down again. We decided to do an epidural and C-section at that point. While in surgery the OB found that not only was my placenta abrupting but my uterus and my bladder were fused together. There were also some very large unexplained clots which he sent off to the pathology lab. All in all it was probably a good thing I had the surgery, I may have ended up with some pretty horrible complications later. I'm mourning the loss of the peaceful second VBAC that I really really wanted but I have a healthy baby and I'm lucky she's here with me.