Just wondering if we've got any (besides me
: ) and if so, what you are planning. I'd love for this to be respectful of all choices, too.
I had a c-section for pre-eclampsia last time after 31 hours of induced labor. I've processed that whole experience and am comfortable with it.
This time, I'd love to VBAC. However, I am terrified of going post-dates. I'm a neonatologist in a level III NICU, so I see nothing but bad birth outcomes, day in and day out, which really colors my impressions of things, I'll admit. I went post-dates with my first, and between that, pre-e, and no fluid around the baby, the induction happened.
This time, I really see two options:
1. Natural VBAC before 41 weeks - I won't consent to any medical induction procedures with a VBAC, wouldn't consent to an epi, pit, etc. This is my preference.
2. Scheduled CS at 41 weeks, after recieving a course of betamethasone, if I don't go into labor sooner.
What are the rest of you planning?
I will deliver in the hospital I work at with the CNM practice, BTW.