I feel that I was lied to in that I was told VBACs are done at this hospital, and yet a nurse told my doula that in 9 years working there she's seen like 2. My dreams of a vaginal birth were sabataged. And yet, I am ok. I labored for approximately 5 hours and I felt it, I know it just isn't in the cards for me to have a normal birth. And my baby boy was born completely healthy (with his cord wrapped twice around him) and he is perfect in every way.
Being a new mom for the 2nd time is going much better than it went the first time. I feel much more confident. I am nursing without any trouble. I have barely cried at all. And I actually feel like I'm recovering from surgery - so far. (Last time my recovery was horrific!). I have lots to do around the house and to catch up on, but I wanted to post and let you know the news!
I can't wait to learn what name you pick!
How is Gabriella doing with the new one? Laia is loving all over Rowan, but I don't know how long that will last!
Sorry you didn't get your VBAC. A healthy baby & a happy Mom are the most important things though.
As far as all those things to do around the house, take it easy & let your body heal!!
"Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth."- Albert Einstein
Will you share his name with us after Thursday? Congrats again, and happy babymooning!!!
Sorry about the vbac, but SO HAPPY you have a healthy little boy, and that your recovery is going better than last time.
If you haven't tried it yet, taking a couple of doses of homeopathic Arnica (I would buy 6C potency) can help with residual bruising from the surgery, and maybe make you even more comfortable. Any Whole Foods or health food store will have it.
JENNY, 38~ preschool teacher, birth activist, sun worshiper, singer, married for 17 years and mom to
Karan 15, Fiona 12, Bodhi 10, Bjorn 6, Devon 3, and Robin Taylor born January 16th!