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I need some advice from VBACer's Bethyboo wants a VBAC! Due July 6 (boy); 18 kids; Mississippi 1194 posts
25th Mar '13

At my last appointment I brought up going without the epidural and pitocin and my doctor (who is very supportive of VBACS and has been successful at delivering most of all he has attempted) said that he doesn't want me going without the epidural because he wants me to already have it "just in case we need to rush you in for a emergency Csection) Then he said not to completely rule out pitocin because we might need a little to "help things along"



This completely goes against anything I've read. I didn't want to get the epidural because it slows labor and then I'll probably need pitocin which would make my contractions much harder and longer, which would up my chances of having to have a csection or a uterine rupture higher.



Now, I understand the epidural thing but I don't want it until I get past 6 or 7 centimeters ON MY OWN. I absolutely don't want pitocin! And I really don't wanna be induced.



I really have a lot of trust in my doctor. I have been his patient since my first gynecological visit. This whole conversation has made me rethink everything about my birth plan. I need to hear from moms who have attempted to VBAC. Please tell me why it was successful or unsuccessful. I'm only 25 weeks but I want to get this straight with him now so he knows what my boundaries are with everything.



Thanks in advance!

Ben. 3 kids; Minnesota 7966 posts
25th Mar '13

my water broke and labor didnt start so I got pitocin. I stalled at 3, so I got the epidural to relax. 5 hours later, I had my vbac.



I am proof it can be done with both, but if that isn't want you want you shouldn't be forced into either of them. I wasn't going to, either...

Bethyboo wants a VBAC! Due July 6 (boy); 18 kids; Mississippi 1194 posts
25th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting CrapBag.:</b>" my water broke and labor didnt start so I got pitocin. I stalled at 3, so I got the epidural to relax. ... [snip!] ... be done with both, but if that isn't want you want you shouldn't be forced into either of them. I wasn't going to, either..."</blockquote>




I don't mind the epidural or pitocin closer to the end NEAR as much if I go into labor on my own. I'm glad you were able to have your VBAC.

Tea Bag McGee Due November 21 (girl); 2 kids; tardis, OS, United States 6931 posts
31st Mar '13

i know this is a little late.. but



with my vbac i was induced from the start i also got spinal block for the just in case..



i had my vbac and slept threw almost all of my labor.. i didnt have any scares.
all i had was a 1st degree tare and that was from the doctor helping my stretch and the shoulders.