I had my Vbac after 3c's 11 years ago.It was the best experience of my life, 12 hours of really hard challenging pain and work but the gentlest beautiful birth of a precious daughter at the end of it all. So satisfying, so challenging, you can do it!!!
My new gyn referred to me as "a legend" last week after hearing I had a homebirth after 3 c-sections.
My children are now 24, 22, 20 and 11. I have two grandchildren aged 3 and four months.
My experience of VBAC gave me confidence and courage that has changed my life. Women can do anything with the right support people and lots of loving encouragement.
I am planning a HWBA3C in Oct/ November this year too! I am doing all the reading i can do on vbacs especially vba3c...which studies arent really conclusive yet, there arent many done, but i feel confident from what i have read on plus size pregnancy (website www.plus-sizepregnancy.org) and books that i really dont have many fears left LOL! every single day, i sit here and cry and cry these REALLY emotional and energetic tears....and i keep asking the Universe to help me allow this to happen. I will cry SO hard when I give birth finally, after all these years that i have wanted this, and it is going to happen.
I am ready for the hard work ahead, and i really cant wait until i go into labor in my own home and STAY home LOL! Good luck to us all!
Hey!! Barbara from the ICAN list, right?? I went no-mail a while ago, but I miss my ICAN support girls!!
My siggy there is this.....
Julian-cervidil at 42wks, pushed 2hrs, forceps, C/S "CPD"
Corinne- "elective" repeat due to scareprovider/ignorance
Josiah- tried VBA2C, C/S for "no fluid"/"dead-baby"card from "Mother-friendly" OB
HBA3C Sept/Oct 2005!!
One lady on www.birthjunkie.com (The Unassisted Childbirth Forum)has had 4 sections, then 4 hb w/midwives, and her last was unassisted...Yes, she has 9 children and would be glad to share her story! Her name is Ann....we all love her!