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<p><span style="color:rgb(255,160,122);">Has anyone had a successful VBA3C with only around 18 - 24 months between deliveries? My first was a girl born at 33 weeks via CS after a 36 hour unsuccessful induction (dilated to 4 and stalled for the remainder of my labor) due to severe Pre-e on June 18, 2004. Baby number 2 was a boy born at 40 weeks 1 day on September 6, 2007 via RCS due to a very pro-CS, very impatient OB. I attempted a VBA2C on June 14, 2011, the only reason it failed is because my baby girl would not descend past 0 station due to being Occiput Posterior (I pushed for just over 2 hours in multiple positions.) I'm concerned about getting pregnant again too early and being told it's not safe for me to have a VBAC, baby girl will be 9 months on the 14th. My doc already approved me for a VBA3C at my 6 week PP check-up, however I didn't ask and he didn't say how long I would need to wait for optimal healing.</span></p>
 

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<p>lol at your avatar. </p>
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<p>I went to my local ICAN meeting last night, and the ladies went around sharing their birth stories (I just shared my stats but not my story).  One of the mamas there had her little one-month-old VBAC baby there, and so she started telling the birth stories of all her kids.  She started with her 5-year-old, a C-section.  Then she added two more kids, and each time, I thought it would be the VBAC story, but they were two more c-sections.  Finally, she got to her 4th baby, a VBA3C.  Since her oldest was just 5, I knew that her VBAC was probably pretty close to her next child, so I asked, and they are 18 months apart.</p>
 

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<p>Thank you, lol! Thanks so much for responding. My story is a bit like hers, my first 2 deliveries had just over 3 years between them (I waited as my first pregnancy was complicated by severe Pre-e, and I wanted to "recover" as much as you can recover, from the death of my daughter, between my 2nd and 3rd deliveries I had almost 4 years (she was conceived the night before my sons 3rd birthday, lol!) She was a failed VBA2C on June 14, 2011, the only reason my VBAC with her failed is that she was OP (as my pelvic and sacral joints are seriously out of alignment) and would not descend past 0 station inspite of the fact that I pushed for just over 2 hours and  she only weighed 7 pounds. I wanna start TTC very  soon, just a little nervous as I've never had a short interval between deliveries. I see in your siggy that you have an angel, may I ask what happened?<br><br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Harmony96</strong> <a href="/community/t/1347508/vba3c-questions#post_16911709"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><p>lol at your avatar. </p>
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<p>I went to my local ICAN meeting last night, and the ladies went around sharing their birth stories (I just shared my stats but not my story).  One of the mamas there had her little one-month-old VBAC baby there, and so she started telling the birth stories of all her kids.  She started with her 5-year-old, a C-section.  Then she added two more kids, and each time, I thought it would be the VBAC story, but they were two more c-sections.  Finally, she got to her 4th baby, a VBA3C.  Since her oldest was just 5, I knew that her VBAC was probably pretty close to her next child, so I asked, and they are 18 months apart.</p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Blue Eyed Baby</strong> <a href="/community/t/1347508/vba3c-questions#post_16911868"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><p>I see in your siggy that you have an angel, may I ask what happened?</p>
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<p>The short version is that after two uncomplicated full-term pregnancies (with drug-free births), my third pregnancy was unlike any other.  My water broke at 23 weeks.  :(  I was immediately placed on hospital bedrest and managed to stay pregnant until 25w5d, enduring several rounds of magnesium sulfate, and being bounced up and down between L&D and the "hospital bedrest" floor.  The week before his birth, I'd been relatively stable, just leaking pinkish amniotic fluid (as fast as I'd make it, I'd leak it out again), but with no clots or heavier bleeding.  I'd figured out that if I drank a TON of water, it seemed to help keep my bleeding under control.  (My placenta kept trying to detach once my water was broken.)  Then the morning he was born, I woke up when they came to take my vitals at 4:00 a.m. and realized I was having REAL labor contractions, and my bleeding had picked back up again.  :(  They put me back down into L&D for continuous monitoring, and Jonathan's heart rate dropped into the 60s (even during all my other bleeding episodes, even the BIG ones, his heart rate remained perfect, so this was something new and definitely meant something was wrong).  My bleeding was so much that DH said it looked like someone had a cup full of blood and they tipped it over and poured it out.  THAT is how fast the blood was coming out of me.  (I'd had three transfusions already a week or so prior because of bad lab numbers, and I got two more the day after the surgery.)  The doctor said, "Okay, it's c-section time."  Three minutes later, under general anesthesia, Jonathan was born.  1 pound, 13 oz, beautiful, head full of blond hair. </p>
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<p>He of course went to the NICU and was doing great his first 10 days.  He was taking my milk (and pumping went AMAZING for me) and growing and even being feisty and fighting the ventilator.  But then he got MRSA.  :(  He got put on antibiotics and he did eventually have cultures come back negative, but the infection had wreaked so much havoc on his little body that he wasn't big enough or strong enough to recover from its effects.  :(  We let him fight for as long as he wanted to, though, and when he told us he was done, we held him for a while, while he was still alive (our first time really "holding" him, though I'd supported his weight for occasional bedding changes when I was in the NICU at the right time), before we turned off the ventilator. </p>
 

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<p>Aww, I am sorry, that is rough. My Angel lived for 7 1/2 months, most of which was spent in 3 different hospitals in Cleveland. She died due in part to medical negligence, effects of prematurity, a form of NEC, and Acute Myologenous Leukemia.<br>
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<p>The short version is that after two uncomplicated full-term pregnancies (with drug-free births), my third pregnancy was unlike any other.  My water broke at 23 weeks.  :(  I was immediately placed on hospital bedrest and managed to stay pregnant until 25w5d, enduring several rounds of magnesium sulfate, and being bounced up and down between L&D and the "hospital bedrest" floor.  The week before his birth, I'd been relatively stable, just leaking pinkish amniotic fluid (as fast as I'd make it, I'd leak it out again), but with no clots or heavier bleeding.  I'd figured out that if I drank a TON of water, it seemed to help keep my bleeding under control.  (My placenta kept trying to detach once my water was broken.)  Then the morning he was born, I woke up when they came to take my vitals at 4:00 a.m. and realized I was having REAL labor contractions, and my bleeding had picked back up again.  :(  They put me back down into L&D for continuous monitoring, and Jonathan's heart rate dropped into the 60s (even during all my other bleeding episodes, even the BIG ones, his heart rate remained perfect, so this was something new and definitely meant something was wrong).  My bleeding was so much that DH said it looked like someone had a cup full of blood and they tipped it over and poured it out.  THAT is how fast the blood was coming out of me.  (I'd had three transfusions already a week or so prior because of bad lab numbers, and I got two more the day after the surgery.)  The doctor said, "Okay, it's c-section time."  Three minutes later, under general anesthesia, Jonathan was born.  1 pound, 13 oz, beautiful, head full of blond hair. </p>
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<p>He of course went to the NICU and was doing great his first 10 days.  He was taking my milk (and pumping went AMAZING for me) and growing and even being feisty and fighting the ventilator.  But then he got MRSA.  :(  He got put on antibiotics and he did eventually have cultures come back negative, but the infection had wreaked so much havoc on his little body that he wasn't big enough or strong enough to recover from its effects.  :(  We let him fight for as long as he wanted to, though, and when he told us he was done, we held him for a while, while he was still alive (our first time really "holding" him, though I'd supported his weight for occasional bedding changes when I was in the NICU at the right time), before we turned off the ventilator. </p>
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<p>I just had a vba3c last November . I got pregnant a little earlier than planned pretty much exactly 9 months after the last baby ( my third cs ) and I delivered without any problems .</p>
<p>The only thing , they did , was to pull her out with a suction cup , since her head was quite big and the attending ob was afraid , that prolonged , hard pushing would put a lot of ( or too much ) strain on my scar . </p>
<p>But other than that , my scar never gave me any problems and even though I ended up with quite a big episiotomy , it was SOOO worth it and ten times easier than another cs .</p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>tonttu</strong> <a href="/community/t/1347508/vba3c-questions#post_16925953"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><p>I just had a vba3c last November . I got pregnant a little earlier than planned pretty much exactly 9 months after the last baby ( my third cs ) and I delivered without any problems .</p>
<p>The only thing , they did , was to pull her out with a suction cup , since her head was quite big and the attending ob was afraid , that prolonged , hard pushing would put a lot of ( or too much ) strain on my scar . </p>
<p>But other than that , my scar never gave me any problems and even though I ended up with quite a big episiotomy , it was SOOO worth it and ten times easier than another cs .</p>
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<p><span style="color:rgb(255,160,122);">Hey Tonttu, wanted to let you know, I got my positive just 4 days after this response (we just started trying on the 18th of March, LOL)! E.D.D. 12/12/2012 (unless it changes at tomorrows Sono). Had my first prenatal visit with my Peri, same one who delivered Bai (my last baby), while he's a little nervous that there will be 18 months between deliveries, he's still 1000% supportive<3 I also found out that the reason Bai became stuck during my Vba2c is because half of my pelvis was pushed up and back (likely during a 2008 rear-ender bender.) I learned this via X-rays that were ordered by my Webster-certified Chiro, that I just started seeing on the 19th of March. She's made amazing changes already!</span></p>
 

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<p>Oooooohhh , that´s great news ! The very , very best of luck !<img alt="hug2.gif" id="user_yui_3_4_1_2_1335118532496_162" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug2.gif">And keep me posted on how things are going , and if you need any kind of advice , please feel free to PM me about anything !</p>
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<p>Thank you! E.D.D. confirmed by Sono.Come on 12/12/2012!</p>
 
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