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#1 of 22 Old 11-08-2007, 10:11 PM - Thread Starter
 
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hello,

i am new to mothering.com and was recently informed of this thru a friend of mine. i have been aquainted w/ the magazine and am glad to have found a forum to talk to you...

i am prego w/ my 2nd child, due in early march (my son now will be 4 on 3/10- great timing!!). however...my first birth was a very "impromptu" c-section due to my son being VERY breech at the time; he was born @39 wks. w/ no complications.

my husband and i are looking to have a natural birth this time. i think that i'd like the option of doing it at home, but to avoid any possible complications after having a c-section the first time, i think we'd feel more comfort at the hospital that we are familiar w/ where our 1st son was born. its a great place and we're so happy to have found it. our hospital has very low rates of medical intervention (epi's/spinals/demerol, etc.). and, we are using a midwife.

so, w/ that said, i am very excited about the opportunity of a natural birth/VBAC but want to hear of other's experience that have already gone thru the VBAC, etc. i am little trepid as to how to anticipate this birth since i had not gone thru any form of it, other than the major surgery to attain my son! when we got to the hospital, the day my son was born, it had been scheduled just 5 days prior due to his breech orientation...and, one of the nurses working with me had looked at the vital monitor and said, "holy crap, you're in labor!" i was like, "what?" she had asked if i had been feeling any contractions, i said, nothing at all. she thought it was interesting that although the graphs had indicated that i was having regular contractions every few mins., i was not in any pain. FYI: my water never broke either. but was soon to be wheeled off into the pre-op room and prepped for the surgery to extract my son...

at any rate, if any of you would like to share your stories that may help lessen some fears of mine, that would be fantastic. i'd like to see how other mom's have dealt w/ nat'l birth after a c-section and get their advice, etc. i/we are so much looking forward to this birth and really want to prepare our minds, as well as my body for such an awesome event!!

thank you and looking forward to hearing from you!
~melani
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First, welcome to MDC Melani (love the name by the way!). I wish I could help with the VBAC, but don't have any experience in that area. Good luck with it and please keep us updated on how it all goes!
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I hope you find mdc very caring and informative!
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Hi and welcome! I would maybe post in the pregnancy forums with questions about VBACs/etc...you will probably get more responses there.

Glad you are here - I'm sure you will find the support and information that you need here.
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Welcome Melani!

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Welcome, Melani! I have no experience with VBAC myself, but many mamas on MDC have had wonderful VBAC experiences. Congratulations to you!!!

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Hi
I am new as well and may be i am stupid but how do i post a new thread?
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I am new as well and may be i am stupid but how do i post a new thread?
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Up at the top of this page it says post reply. (top pf thread on right side.) If you go back to the pleased to meet you area it says post thread (instead of post reply.) I hope that helps.
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Welcome, and congratulations!

It sounds like you are lucky to have a vbac-friendly hospital near you. DS was born caesarean, so I'll also be looking to vbac with any (fingers-crossed) other children. This is the place to find the support and information you're looking for. Good luck!
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Welcome! I'm a newbie too. I'm 8 weeks along with my first.
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: I didn't have a c/s with my first, but it was close to it. We had a homebirth with DS almost 2 years ago (early March also). I will never birth in a hospital again, barring an emergency.

There is a slideshow of his birth in my blog (link in my sig) if you want to check it out. It's in the archives from March 2007 IIRC. LMK if you can't find it. Good luck with your second birth!
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