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Repeat c section or vbac? Onalee's Mummy Due August 26 (boy); 1 child; Newcastle, Australia 5355 posts
17th Feb '13

Hi everyone.



Just wondering if anyone who had a c section who chose vbac? Was it successful? We're you happy you tried?



Also, who had a repeat c section? Why did you choose to?



I had an emergency c section with my daughter because of pre e and hellp( I was in intensive care for three days after). I don't know whether to try to have a vbac or just book in for a repeat c section (assuming I don't have an emergency one again. I have Hughes syndrome so high chance I will develop pre e again. )



TIA



Apologies if I post and run. I'm at work

Mrs. Conan O'Brien 2 kids; Colorado 20919 posts
status 17th Feb '13

I had a c-section w/ my first. Doing a homebirth w/ my second.



I know of several people who have had successful VBACs. The risks are lower than repeat c-section, but it's ultimately up to you

Liam&Xander's Mama Due February 28; 1 child; Ohio 1061 posts
17th Feb '13

i had a c-section with my first after being induced and 5 hours of pushing (he was sunny side up and stuck)
i just had a vbac with my second 5 days ago!!! it was absolutely amazing! i even have a 3rd degree tear and it hurts 100000000 times less than my c-section recovery did. i'm so glad i was able to vbac.

motherofboys 3 kids; Milton-Freewater, Oregon 2263 posts
17th Feb '13

I had csection with my second son, and it was terrifying and recovery was long and painful, I remember how easy it was to get back to normal with my first who was a vaginal delivery, this is why I am aiming for a vbac. The only issue is the hospitals near me aren't equipped for vbac and thus they will want me to have a repeat c. I will have to travel over an hour to get to a hospital that will not fight me on vbac, and is set up so that if complications do arise they are ready and prepared to handle them. I will say, I did not have an emergency csection, and suffered no complications during my pregnancy, aside from frustration due to my son positioning his head on my hip and refusing to move, lol, I have also had an easy and quick vaginal birth with my first son, so I have great confidence that I should be able to deliver another child vaginally without issue. I would go over the risks that may be involved for your particular case with your dr., as he/she may be able to point out potential risks you may have missed, and they can assess your scar and incision type to help determine if vbac would be a good option. Do you know the type of incision you had (the inside not the outer), as that can make a difference in the likelyhood of rupture. If your inner incision is not the horizontal type, you may have great difficulty getting any dr. to go along with a vbac as the risk of rupture is higher.

motherofboys 3 kids; Milton-Freewater, Oregon 2263 posts
17th Feb '13
Quoting Liam&Xander's Mama:" i had a c-section with my first after being induced and 5 hours of pushing (he was sunny side up and ... [snip!] ... i even have a 3rd degree tear and it hurts 100000000 times less than my c-section recovery did. i'm so glad i was able to vbac."


Congrats! I'm so happy that everything turned out well, although, I do hope you heal soon, I remember how tender things get when it comes to sitting down or peeing, lol, yowch!

Onalee's Mummy Due August 26 (boy); 1 child; Newcastle, Australia 5355 posts
17th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting motherofboys:</b>" I had csection with my second son, and it was terrifying and recovery was long and painful, I remember ... [snip!] ... the horizontal type, you may have great difficulty getting any dr. to go along with a vbac as the risk of rupture is higher."</blockquote>




I had a private dr. I have a small horizontal scar which they stretched to get it big enough for LO.



I didn't find the recovery that bad ( but I had a spinal in for 3 days after). The worst part for me was the disappointment

motherofboys 3 kids; Milton-Freewater, Oregon 2263 posts
17th Feb '13
Quoting Onalee's Mummy:" <blockquote><b>Quoting motherofboys:</b>" I had csection with my second son, and it ... [snip!] ... I didn't find the recovery that bad ( but I had a spinal in for 3 days after). The worst part for me was the disappointment"


3 days on a spinal, yikes! They let me up and around about 24 hrs after, which was nice as I was going crazy with an iv on one side of me and a urine bag (yech) on the other. I didn't even get to give my son his first bath, I was pretty bummed.

Onalee's Mummy Due August 26 (boy); 1 child; Newcastle, Australia 5355 posts
17th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting motherofboys:</b>" 3 days on a spinal, yikes! They let me up and around about 24 hrs after, which was nice as I was going ... [snip!] ... iv on one side of me and a urine bag (yech) on the other. I didn't even get to give my son his first bath, I was pretty bummed."</blockquote>




Yeah my blood pressure was out of control.



My daughter was in maternity while I was in intensive care so I had to have people being her up.



But they didn't do a first bath until I was in maternity so I could be there. My doctor, nurses and anaesthesiolist were amazing. He would get to work early to check on me before he started his shift and come up after. And called on his day off. Do my experience was pretty good, I had excellent care.

Life is a Highway ♫ 18 kids; Australia 9381 posts
18th Feb '13

It's basically a wait and see to how your body goes. I personally chose the repeat because my anxiety was crazy and making me sick. I wish I didn't though, I still have all these regretful feelings at nearly 18m pp, it's made my ppd really bad this time round from birth experience even though its Jays birth that made me angry that I had to go through it again.

Onalee's Mummy Due August 26 (boy); 1 child; Newcastle, Australia 5355 posts
18th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Life is a Highway ♫:</b>" It's basically a wait and see to how your body goes. I personally chose the repeat because my anxiety ... [snip!] ... bad this time round from birth experience even though its Jays birth that made me angry that I had to go through it again."</blockquote>



I thought you chose a vbac and when you were in labor it changed to a c section?

Life is a Highway ♫ 18 kids; Australia 9381 posts
18th Feb '13
Quoting Onalee's Mummy:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Life is a Highway ♫:</b>" It's basically a wait and see ... [snip!] ... to go through it again."</blockquote> I thought you chose a vbac and when you were in labor it changed to a c section?"


He was supposed to be my vbac baby and was up until 35 weeks. I laboured hard with Jayden though and that turned into a c-section.



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