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<p style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;">I would love some feedback/advice if anyone can give me some.  I've had two sections with my previous babies, the last one will be 3 1/2 years ago when this baby arrives.  Our daughter (5) was born emerg c-section after trying for a home birth.  She was under severe stress and had to come out immediately.  Our son (about to be 3) was born last minute section when I found out I had way too low amniotic fluid to give birth naturally.  :(</p>
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<p style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;">I really want to have a natural birth.  And while my friend who is a midwife says it can happy and she can support me, the local OBs as well as the other midwives are very resistant if not at all unsupportive.  So, it's going to be an uphill battle at this point.</p>
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<p style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;">My husband is supportive as long as it's in a hospital based on our history with births.  :)  I'm OK with that, but it just makes a vaginal birth that more difficult when we don't 'have support from a birthing staff nor majority of our midwives.  And my friend (midwife) who does support me will be off with her baby who is due in July.....</p>
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<p style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;">So, any thoughts, support, ideas, etc. you can provide would be incredibly grateful. </p>
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<p>Sounds like you are on the right path.  Here is my list of helpful things and I also have a VBAC group in Facebook with lots of resources. </p>
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<p>The Natural Pregnancy Book really helped me to learn what to do and not do. I am planning my VBA3C this July and want to do all I can to make sure all goes well. Some things are:</p>
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<p>Yoga as much as possible, I joined a prenatal yoga class and try to do it every night before bed.</p>
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<p>Chiropractic care, acupuncture and massage</p>
<p>Herbs like Burdock root and red rasberry leaf that I get in bulk cheap on vitacost.com. I make my own tea. Boil 1qt water and use 1oz of the herbs and seep over night and drink 1qt a day for uterine tone among other things. I also use Nettle leaf to keep my iron up. And in 3rd trimester use False Unicorn and Primrose oil. I plan to consume my placenta which will help with bleeding and emotions among other things. Look it up</p>
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<p>Read as much on Natural Birth as you can, books like Trust Your Body Trust Your Baby, Pushed, Spiritual Midwifery, Hypnobirthing, and  Birthing without Fear among many others.</p>
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<p>Eat as healthy as you can, a mostly raw plant based diet is very beneficial, limit meat and dairy. Studies show a healthy diet can make labor better and lots of dairy can make it worse. You can get protein and calcium from fruits veggies, nuts, seeds and beans. Take whole food or raw supplements not synthetic. Alfalfa is full of nutrients.</p>
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<p>Deal with all your fears and negative emotions before labor. Fear and anything that causes you to not be able to relax is what causes pain.</p>
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<p>Find Ina May on youtube and watch her videos.</p>
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<p>The group is at <a href="https://www.facebook.com/groups/183444955077965/" target="_blank">https://www.facebook.com/groups/183444955077965/</a></p>
 

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<p>Wow, I am so glad I stumbled on this thread. I'm also planning my VBA2C but sadly doctors in Indonesia, where I am, is not so keen to lend support on the subject. I'm not sure how I'm going to go about this. But I can't tell you how comforting I find the words I read from all the women who are also trying for this :)</p>
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<p>Anyone who has experience previous success from VBA2C?</p>
 

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I would check out ICAN - international cesarean awareness network for supporting reports and studies.<br><br>
ACOG still recommends Trial of labor, and vbac for 2 previous c/s.<br><br>
I know a lot of women with successful VBAC's after 2,3 & 4 c/s. They often labored at home until pretty far into labor, and showed up at an 8 or higher (some pushing!!) <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif"> They seemed to get a lot more support this way.<br><br>
I know that with VBAC's studies that I've seen, rupture rates are lowest for women who aren't induced (especially dangerous results for women induced with cytotec). Epidurals decreased VBAC success rates.<br><br>
Lots of fun birth stories on Ican! Maybe hook up with your local chapter for meetings <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
Best of luck!! <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif">
 
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