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I just got a call from a friend's DH to announce that their second DS was born, naturally! She was induced with her first and sectioned after 12 hours. I was so glad when she wanted to try VBAC this time! She went through MANY doctors and hospitals in our area to find someone who would attend her (even considered home birth, which I highly recommended, but couldn't get it covered with insurance). She ended up with a MW in a hospital almost 2 hours away! But she got good care and at 41.5 weeks went into labor.<br><br>
She had called yesterday asking for places to get natural induction ideas/herbs, and the last thing I recommended was EPO, which they got. We were just praying she'd go into labor before next Monday, at 42wks.<br><br>
All I know is from the DH, but after a long and hard labor, she apparently stalled at 6-7 and they were prepping for a c/s. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> He says they then gave her an epi in preparation for surgery, which apparently helped her relax enough to continue and give birth! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> I'll be eager to hear the whole story from her, but she's now got her baby and was nursing when he called.<br><br>
Just had to share with others who would appreciate the effort she put into this VBAC! I'm so happy for her!
 

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yay! congratulations to her!<br><br>
i have a friend i am talking to about VBAC now to and i hope she'll be another sucess story. she didn't even know it was possible!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">yay! congratulations to her!<br><br>
i have a friend i am talking to about VBAC now to and i hope she'll be another sucess story. she didn't even know it was possible!</div>
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I really think the one blessing that has come from my first birth is my ability to share with other women about VBAC. Shortly after my DS2 was born by VBAC another acquaintance realized she could have a VBAC and went to the same hospital as this friend in order to do it. She has a successful VBAC and was so grateful!<br><br>
So many women are going through c/s now that it breaks my heart. BUT I am glad to be able to encourage them to get the birth they want next time!! I hope your friend will be able to, as well!!
 

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Congrats to your friend!!<br><br>
I had the exact same thing during my 1st VBAC, stalled and got the epi in prep for my c/s then whoosh on again!!
 

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Congrats to all the new vbac and hbac mamas!<br><br>
Woo hoo!
 

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that was a close one!<br><br>
Congrats
 
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