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Not that I'm pg yet but I like to think and plan ahead. I'm really wondering what I'll want to do. I will definately have a VBAC but I'm torn about being at home or not. I labored with ds for 36 hours at home after my contractions pretty much stopped at 6cm I asked to transfer. At just over 50 hours and pushing for 3 ds was slightly transverse and I said<br>
#%&@ it! cut him out!!! I was nuts with exhaustion. This hospital was great and so were the doctors actually. I was a walk in and the wonderful dr. did not want to give me a section because she knew that I wanted a natural birth...I litterally had to beg for one. Sounds weird I know...begging for a c section after plans for homebirth. But, man, after 50 hours they could have sawed me in half at that point. Anyway, I love the care I got from my midwife and I asked her minutes after my son was born if she does many hbacs and she said PLENTY! I'm just scared of having ANOTHER transfer I guess...not to mention telling or NOT telling family that I want to try that <i>crazy stunt</i> again. Hell, I don't even know if Dh would go for it. He's the only opinion I'll take seriously...well, yall's to of course <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
Would you consider it??<br><br>
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I didn't have a c-section, but I did have a very hard 1st birth at home. I went on to have two subsequent beautiful homebirths. With my first baby, I labored for 33 and a half hours and pushed for 5 and a half. I was stuck at 9 cen. for 8 hours.The one thing that stopped me from begging for a transport was my fear of a c-section. My baby was malpresented and they would have sectioned me for sure. I think you should go for it, the chances of it happening again are pretty low. If you don't wan tto hear it from family, operate on a don't ask don't tell system. HTH!
 

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I am a bit the same as my3luvs I had a very difficult delivery with my 1st in a birthing center and she was transfered to NICU for 8 days.<br>
I was determined to have a better birth second time around and I chose a hospital birth, after attending the ante-natal appointments and being monitored after a bleed, they practically strapped me to the bed, there was no way I was having a hospital birth...I just imagined that after the shoulder distocia and other complications it would be safer...after reading loads, talking with some midwives and making some informed desicions we had the most amazing homebirth...my dd#1 was about 38 hours of labour, and a surprise episiotomy with no anesthetic....ds#2 was 6 hours of labour, most of that was asleep and about 20 mins of pushing....<br><br>
Your body knows what it is doing the second time around and it all seems to make sense...<br>
Good Luck!<br><br>
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Thanks for your input, ladies. I appreciate it. I have confidence that I could do it the second time around. I can't wait to try again <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Your stories gave me a lift!<br><br>
thanks,<br>
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Well I didn't plan the first two as homebirths but they were ceasareans. My oldest was sunny side up with a head in the 90th %tile for size and had pitocin shoving him down for hours, he wasn't going anywhere. You could say it wasn't a good experience. Second was a repeat ceasarean for no legitimate reason. Third babe was born at home, I had 18-20hrs of labor and a great birth, wouldn't change it for anything! Fourth is due in September, we're fully planning on a homebirth.
 
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