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I've had 2 c-sections and I know that I'm probably not done having children. The doctor that I'm with now says that they will not try a VBAC now, only c/s from this point out. I know that some doctors will attempt, but this unnerves me a little. I know it's silly, but I feel like less of a woman because I haven't delivered a baby vaginally. I feel like I haven't really *had* a baby. Like my husband has said - I didn't go have a baby, I had a baby extracted from me. It makes me very sad. On the other hand, it scares me to think of trying a VBAC now.<br><br>
Has anyone gone through a VBAC after more than one c/s?
 

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I have had two cesarean births. My older daughter is almost 14 and was born surgically in 1989. My younger daughter is almost 3 and was born also by emergency cesarean surgery in 2000. I am going to vbac the baby I'm pregnant with now with the love and support of my husband, daughters, friends, a sorta-doula and a certified nurse midwife. I am not birthing at the birthing center where I see the midwife tho I wish they'd let me. I will be having the baby at a local hospital just to be safe.<br><br>
Everyone is different - in both of my cases I believed the cesareans were due to induction with pitocin, the epidural that followed etc. I know that i can birth this baby naturally. The chance of uterine rupture is less then 1% (i'd take those odds in vegas).<br><br>
I know what you mean about feeling like you haven't had a baby. I feel like that. Thats why I'm so adamant bout this birth being so different. After reading the vbac companion, birthing from within and a few other amazing books I discovered that I really want to push this baby out into the world. And i really know that I can do so.<br><br>
Anyway, i'll also be 38 when this baby comes and honestly i can't handle the thought of recovery from another abdominal surgery with a newborn , a 3 year old etc. The recovery from the cesarean births was so hard on my body. But mostly I want to hold my child right away, not have him whisked away since I'm too numb to hold him. I want to nurse right away and not have to wait w hile they sew me up. I want to be up and aware and a part of his entrance into the world .<br><br>
I know there is a chance for cesarean this time. Theres always that possibility with any birth. But i'm doing everything in my power to avoid it. Knowledge is power. I'm reading everything i can get my hands on. talking to tons of mamas on line and irl, doing fear release work, eating right, excercising, working with a midwife instead of an ob, found a vbac friendly hospital with a low csection rate and will be avoiding pitocin and epidural at all costs.<br><br>
feel free to email or pm if you want to talk. theres lots of great info and support on the web too<br><br>
good luck to you <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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There is a woman in my local ICAN chapter who just gave birth to a baby at home after 4 c-sections!!!!<br>
The female body is truly amazing<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
I had a VBAC at home 7 months ago and it was such a beautiful experience - I wish you all the best and I think if a VBAC is something you want you can do it!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Go to plus-size-pregnancy.org, Kmom, who herself had a vba3c, has many vba2c birth stories on her site.<br><br>
Good luck, you both can do it.<br><br>
Joanna
 

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You can do it!!!!!!!!!!!! I just had a VBA2C and it was incredible. Please go to ican-online.org. There is such a wealth of information there and their is also a mailing list. I learned so much from all the women on this list--I never would have done it without them. Please visit this site and join the list--you will never regret it!<br>
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Not personally, but I know some who have.<br><br>
I had to switch doctors three times to find a VBAC advocate. You might want to make some calls and get doctor's opinions before you decide. <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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<span style="font-size:large;"><span style="color:#FF0000;"><b>THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!</b></span></span><br>
I was wondering if anyone out there had attempted a VBA2C, since, if we go for another, that's what I want to do! I've had one vaginal and 2 sections. I would like another vaginal to put the cherry on top of the sundae, so to speak! I want to nurse the munchkin immediately, like I'm supposed to!
 

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I had my VBA2C in November<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br>
You CAN do it!<br>
After having my 2nd C, my OB gave me the same line about not being able to labor again, and that my next would be a scheduled C! NOT!<br><br>
What I found, is that the climate for VBAC's, much less a VBA2C is unreasonably next to impossible.<br>
I (finally)found a Midwife, who has a very liberal back up OB and was very much PRO VBAC.<br>
I also joined the ICAN list and read everything that I could get my hands on about making a successful VBAC.<br>
Support and encouragement are SO much going to be a part of your success in this.<br>
I also used Hypnobirthing, I can't even begin to tell you how much this helped me.<br><br>
Let me know if you have any questions, I will talk your ear off<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"><br><br>
I would say more now, but my 7 month old is at that wiggly nursing stage.:bf<br><br>
PS I can totally relate on how your feel about your surgical births. I felt/feel that way to. I am still "high" from my vaginal delivery. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I'm a homebirth midwife of 22 years who has midwifed for women who have had 2 or more C-secs. I have also traveled considerable distances to midwife for folks who can't find a midwife in their area. One lady had had 3 c-secs. We ended up transporting her when she was fully dialted & had been pushing for 3 hours, not for anything related to her uterus, pelvis or baby, but because she had some kind of strange mass in her rectum that was preventing the baby from descending. The OB was going to do a vaginal with her until the mass was discovered to be the hold up. I had felt something strange in her rectum & always the baby head right behind it, but baby would not descend. She also began to bleed fresh blood from her rectum when she was complete & pushing. karen of BirthTender
 
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