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Hey all....<br>
US went amazing here, we got to see our little baby, and SHE is growing right on key. This is our last baby and we didnt find out with the other 4, so we decided to find out this time, and its a girl!!<br>
We had a hard time measuring some things because she was moving so much ...lol<br>
The next day we went for our appointment and that didnt go as well. Turns out because I have had 4 C-sections, they arent going to allow a trial of labour like I thought. Before I went to the docs I am at now, I tried to find a midwife all through ontario that would take me on and got shot down by all of them. sooo...This little girl will be born the last week of september. I am sad but I cant really understand why they wont allow even a trial, but I feel sort of helpless to change their minds. Hospital protocol and all that. Also my blood pressure was up a bit, so they had me take a blood pressue machine home and I have to record myblood pressure twice a day. It hasnt been high since that day, so we'll see. They had a hard time picking up the babies HB on the doppler at the appointment, which scared me, but the doc said its because my placenta is in the front. she popped the US machine on my belly and there was our baby moving and grooving.<br>
Anyway thats where we are at here...<br>
So are you guys alright with me sticking here, even though I will be giving birth the last week in September?<br>
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I'm glad she's looking well!<br><br>
I'm not surprised at all that they won't allow a TOL after that many c/s. Most places won't allow one even after 2, and even many midwives (like you discovered) won't take clients who have had that many c/s with no vaginal births. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2"> I know it sucks (my first 2 were c/s) but I hope you find some peace with it!<br><br>
Also, you should reschedule to the 27th so your baby can be born on my bday :p
 

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How exciting that you got to see your little girl moving about!<br><br>
It's a bummer that you can't do TOL, but the birth will be amazing no matter what.<br><br>
And yes, please stay in the Oct DDC! I am sure there are plenty of us who will have our babies in Sept. but it will be nice to stick together through the remaining months. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I know what you mean, I've had 4 c/s's too and would like a trial of labor. I had my last chance with #3, doc was going to allow VBA2C, but lucky us thats the pregnancy that had a bleeding placenta previa <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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So exciting that you got to see your little girl!! I know it must be hard to not even get to try laboring but I hope you can find some peace with it... I will be having my third section with this baby for medical reasons and I am still a bit bummed about it.
 

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Congratulations!<br><br>
I am not surprised they won't allow you to labour after 4 c/s...you probably have too much scar tissue and your uterus could be thinner in spots due to the previous c-sections which leads to a much greater chance for rupture.
 

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I'm due October 1st, so I very well could be a September mom, too! That being said, my main home is here, and I know that we would all miss you if you left! I'm glad your ultrasound went well. Congratulations on your baby girl.
 

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I'm due Oct 2, DS was 5 days before his due date, and there's no way I'll be allowed to go past my due date. In fact, my OB has wanted to induce at 38 weeks since before I was pregnant <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> So, it's likely I will be a September mom, too. Stick around!<br><br>
As for no TOL, as others have said it makes sense that they wouldn't allow it. I know, though, that it's frustrating (to put it lightly) not be able to attempt the sort of birth you want. Just focus on all the ways you can make it the birth you want!
 

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hey ladies<br>
sorry it took me so long to respond, I have spent the last few days in the garden.<br>
Thanks for all the love and support. I can totally feel it. I feel like I am pretty much at peace with the C-section, but I am trying to figure out how I can make it my own. Any ideas of things that they would even allow. I know with my last 4 they were so rushed and last min, I had a midwife willing to do up to VBA3, so I didnt really make a birth plan for my sections. This time, being that its our last I really really want to make this to be the way I want it to as much as possiable. I would love to hear your thoughts.<br><br>
I am still super excited about seeing our baby, though I must admit to mini freak outs when I dont feel her move around alot. I went almost two days without feeling anything, even though I know thats normal at this stage, still freaks me out.<br><br>
Thanks again for all the support.
 

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At our hospital, there have been a few moms who have had the baby placed directly on their chest and nursed while they were being stitched up in the OR! So, you might look into that - or at least figure out how little separation your hospital will allow. You could even push the envelope if you really want <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Have you had a doula for previous births? I've known doulas who attended scheduled c-sections and saw to things like minimal separation, mom not being held still longer than needed (or, in the case of nursing in the OR, one or even both arms was actually free), getting mom up and moving, making sure nursing gets off to a good start, etc.<br><br>
I'm pretty sure ICAN has some c-section birth plan examples.
 

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Congrats on the baby girl!!<br><br>
I'm sorry about having to have the planned C section, but it's great that you sound so at peace with it. And the positive thing is, knowing it will be planned, it's great that you'll be able to make your birth plan around it and make it your own.
 
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