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7 weeks ago I had a very successful VBAC. (I had a section with my son because I had pre-e and was induced. I pushed for nearly 3 hours and made zero progress because he was face up and not face down. I was very upset when I had to had the section...) Anyway, my OB was incredibly supportive of my trying a VBAC. She encouraged me to try and said she'd only do another section if I went two weeks over my due date because she won't induce a patient for a VBAC. I was so terrified my daughter would be late, but the day of my 37 week checkup I came home and did my normal routine. After supper I felt like I had to use the restroom, but instead when I got to the bathroom my water broke. I immediately called my doc and she said if I wasn't in pain to stay home. I decided I wanted to go for a walk around the block after talking to my doc. I got halfway around the block and the contractions were one on top of another. My hubby told me to get in the car and off we went.<br><br>
We got to the hospital and I was checked, already 4 cm dilated and 100% effaced. I wanted an all natural birth, but broke down and got one shot of Stadol (although it didn't seem to help much). I felt the urge to push and was told to go with the urge. I pushed for 15 minutes and my little girl was in the world! My water broke at 7:30pm and my little girl was on my belly at 10:57pm.<br><br>
The nurses loved me. They all kept telling me I should be the poster child for VBACs. I had such a hard, nasty labor with my first and this second was picture perfect (at least for me). It was a wonderful birth and my doctor and nurses were wonderful. Although my chances for a VBAC were slim due to the reason I had my first section, failure to progress. My OB told me women who have a section due to failure to progress often have less success with a VBAC. That didn't deter my determination to at least try. I'm so glad I tried for a VBAC, it was so much easier than I ever imagined.
 

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Congratulations on your beautiful daughter and awesome vbac story!!!!<br><br>
I love reading stories like yours because you give me so much hope!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Congratulations!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
I had a c-section for the exact same reasons with my daughter. I just had a VBAC with my second daughter.<br><br>
Glad everything went so well!
 
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