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Anyone had a home birth after 2 Cesareans? I am scared to death about my home birth but i know its my only way to a possible vaginal birth and the right choice for me and the baby. I can't do another surgery physically or emotionally. Please share your stories and let me know that hey it is possible. Any book recommendations? How did you feel when you were approaching that labor day only knowing surgery. what did you do to prepare. Please do share if your out there.
 

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I havent acieved my goal of a HBA2C yet, however what is it that you are scared of?<br>
I have started reading the silent knife and its awesome! Also this site is great: <a href="http://www.plus-size-pregnancy.org/CSANDVBAC/VBA2Cstories.htm" target="_blank">http://www.plus-size-pregnancy.org/C...A2Cstories.htm</a>
 

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Go to this link: <a href="http://www.onetruemedia.com/otm_site/view_shared?p=2a4e81fbf0f66accb8afce" target="_blank">http://www.onetruemedia.com/otm_site...f0f66accb8afce</a><br>
It is the beautiful slideshow of an amazing and breathtaking HBA3C. It will inspire you!<br><br>
I also second the suggestion to read "Silent Knife"
 

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well I am basically scared about all the things that can go wrong and not get to the hospital in time if need be. Uterine rupture, fetal distress are two of my main concerns. I know I need to think more positive but thats all I know as of now. I am going to go through with it no matter what though because going to the hospital is a no no unless NEED be. Now I do believe both c-secs (FTP and CPD) could have been different if I did different things, but that doubt is still there like..maybe I needed them, or will need them. I think my c-sec expereinces are having a mental effect on me.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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Okay: I haven't had any children yet, but I am hoping to assauge some of your fears through my knowledge as a doula and aspiring midwife.<br><br>
First of all, uterine rupture is pretty rare; usually when it does happen, it is only splits in the superficial muscle of the uterus. Full uterine rupture, when the uterus actually explodes in the mother, are just about unheard of. I promise! Hopefully that will ease your mind.<br><br>
Fetal distress can be detected by a good midwife long before it is dangerous. A hospital client of mine ended up with an epidural which, five minutes later, put the baby into major heart decel's and fetal distress. They tried positioning, oxygen, and everything else they could do to stop the distress (except the obvious; stop the epi drip <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">) before they sectioned her. It was about two hours from the first decel that the baby was born. So it's usually not an immediate emergency, and sometimes, just a change of position or giving oxygen will resolve it. Other times, the midwife will realize that distress is caused by something that requires transport and you will get there in plenty of time.<br><br>
CPD: CPD is misdiagnosed because of the mother or baby's position. A mother squatting is opening her pelvis 2-3 cm. larger than it would be in a neutral position (sitting ect.) and about 5 cm. larger than her lying flat. A baby in a posterior or breech position might require a different position for birth; for example, my mom's midwife (who I will be apprenticing with) delivers breeches with the mom standing up (not squatting) so the head doesn't get trapped.<br><br>
Please try to free yourself from the fear that you or your baby will die; if your midwife has agreed to take you on, then you are most likely a good candidate for homebirth (HBA2C). Thousands of women have successfully HBAC'd after 2, 3, and even 4 C's with no problems. Ask her how she handles the complications that you are afraid of. Also, reading "Spiritual Midwifery" (Ina May Gaskin), "Ina May's Guide to Childbirth" (Ina May Gaskin), and "Obstetrical Myths vs. Research Realities" (Henci Goer) may restore your trust in birth, the birthing process, and faith that your body absolutely <b>can do it!</b><br><br>
Prayers for a wonderful labor and an awesome, healing birth going your way!<br>
I'm going to try and scrounge up some VBAC stories for you; I'll be back later.
 

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Here is a thread from the VBAC forum about VBAmC (m for multiple). Many of the stories are Homebirth VBAC's. <a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=783845&highlight=HBA2C" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...ighlight=HBA2C</a><br>
I would suggest going to the VBAC forum and reading the threads--there's lots of encouragement and stories over there.
 

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Here is another AWESOME video about mom's that HBAC'd after 1, 2, and 3 cesareans. It will encourage you: you can birth!<br><br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roFVkDV45MM&eurl=http://www.onebirthatatime.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roFVk....blogspot.com/</a>
 
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