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<p>Background if you didn't read my post from Monday:  At my appointment last week, I was suddenly measuring 4 weeks larger than I should be, so they did an u/s and found that my fluid levels were really high at 33.  Not a lot was said at that appointment, but after consulting with an OB in the office, my midwife called me on Monday and told me she didn't think I was a good candidate for a VBAC anymore because of numerous complications that could arise.</p>
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<p>Well, we had another appt last night, and found out my fluid levels have dropped to 28, which still isn't in the normal range, especially at this point in pregnancy, but it is slightly promising.  IF they continue to drop and reach the normal range, and the baby looks good on the twice a week NST's they want to do, dh and I have decided that we may continue with a VBAC.  If not, it looks like a repeat section.  :( </p>
 

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<p>Oh, I'll think lower fluid level thoughts for you!!  How frustrating to have your plans change right at the end and with such uncertainty.  I hope everything works out for you to VBAC!  Do you have a local ICAN chapter?  They may be really helpful as you go through the next couple of weeks.  Our local chapter is really active and they have meaasage boards to communicate between meetings.  Best wishes for you, your family, and your baby!!</p>
 

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<p>I really hope you're able to have the VBAC and, if not, that you can have as much control over the environment during your surgery as possible. it's great that you're doing everything you can to ensure your baby's healthy arrival. Will be thinking of you!</p>
 
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<p>I really, really hope your fluid keeps dropping and you get to try for a VBAC!</p>
 

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I really hope it works out for you, either way, to be as happy and healthy as possible. The decreasing number does sound a little promising!
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>soglad</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1284494/update-on-me-vbac-still-possible-but-c-section-likely#post_16104472"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-bottom:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-right:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I really hope you're able to have the VBAC and, if not, that you can have as much control over the environment during your surgery as possible. it's great that you're doing everything you can to ensure your baby's healthy arrival. Will be thinking of you!</p>
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<br><br><p> Couldn't have said it better myself!</p>
 

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<p>I hope you get your VBAC!!</p>
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<p>We have discussed on the VBAC board in the past about having a c-section birth plan just in case so that we can be in control of the environment of the surgery (esp if not true emergency). The general thought was that this isn't setting yourself up for surgery, but making sure that certain things you want to have take place can take place to make it an empowered birth. I plan to do this later in my pregnancy and express my wishes for myself and my baby. And, this really would apply whether a woman is a vbac or not. Maybe that would help you gather in all the thoughts and emotions surrounding "what if" and all the things you might worry about whether this or that will happen.</p>
 
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