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Cast Your Vote:

    • Fetal Distress (generally characterized by low heart rate) -- Votes: 13
    • Babies position (breech, face presentation, etc..) -- Votes: 10
    • Convenience (planned section with no medical need) -- Votes: 1
    • Placental Issues (placenta previa, etc..) -- Votes: 4
    • Multiples (twins, triplets..) -- Votes: 1
    • Baby was too large - estimated by ultrasound, no labor -- Votes: 7
    • Baby was too large - labored but baby wouldn't fit -- Votes: 3
    • Other (please elaborate in comments) -- Votes: 22
MelDCraig 2 kids; Kennewick, Washington 427 posts
15th Apr '13

Mine was an emergency c-section at 30 weeks. I stopped feeling movement at all and after 45 min on the non-stress test monitor and a 30 min ultrasound and them not picking up any movement at all they decided he had to come out right then. He wasn't breathing when he came out and they had to revive him. They said if I had waited another day before getting seen that he probably would not have been able to be revived. So mine was absolutely necessary.

[Doe Eyed Dirty Lurker] ; 18 kids; noneya, TN, United States 3245 posts
15th Apr '13

I went a week overdue, then presented with really high bp and protein in my urine, was sent to the hospital to start my induction. After 12 hours with no progress on pitocin they said my bp was goingto cause me to have a stroke and took him.

MahmuhMahmuh 3 kids; Wichita, Kansas 6706 posts
15th Apr '13

Sono estimated he was 11 lbs, I waited for labor, was having contractions every 3-5 minutes but didn't progress past 5cm.. they started pitocin and no progress, baby wasn't engaged, they eventually told me a c section was probably the only way he was coming out.. 10lbs, 3oz and 23 inches of baby later... he was born with a huge ring around the crown of his head where he was being pushed down but didn't fit. Hoping for a vbac this time, and Dr supports it (same Dr I had with my csection).. Hopefully baby cooperates.

Doodles mommy Due July 31; 2 kids; Starke, Florida 1640 posts
status 15th Apr '13
Quoting .:Lady SCARcastic:.:" These are the kinds of stories I hate to hear, but need for my speech! Thank you.. I have a friend ... [snip!] ... a friend who saw her records and they said she requested one when she didnt too.. b.s.. :( I'm sorry this happened to you! "


Hope that you're paper turns out. Also I saw that you asked someone else if they've had to have sections with the rest, I had a VBAC 9 months ago. Different doctor of course. :)

.:Lady SCARcastic:. 1 child; California 9124 posts
15th Apr '13
Quoting Doodles mommy:" Hope that you're paper turns out. Also I saw that you asked someone else if they've had to have sections with the rest, I had a VBAC 9 months ago. Different doctor of course. :)"


Yay! I love vbac stories haha, thanks for replying!

.:Lady SCARcastic:. 1 child; California 9124 posts
15th Apr '13

Thank you to everyone who replied!! I will be using a lot of this in my speech :)

.:Lady SCARcastic:. 1 child; California 9124 posts
15th Apr '13

double post

IDGAF ❤ 1 child; San Diego, CA, United States 30556 posts
15th Apr '13
Quoting Doodles mommy:" Hope that you're paper turns out. Also I saw that you asked someone else if they've had to have sections with the rest, I had a VBAC 9 months ago. Different doctor of course. :)"


I kinda wish I could do a VBAC but that will never happen. I am too high risk for uterine rupture as is with my connective tissue disorder.

Doodles mommy Due July 31; 2 kids; Starke, Florida 1640 posts
status 15th Apr '13
Quoting IDGAF ❤:" I kinda wish I could do a VBAC but that will never happen. I am too high risk for uterine rupture as is with my connective tissue disorder."


:( I'm sorry. There was a doctor at the practice I used with my VBAC baby who tried to talk me out of it. He used tons of scare tactics, I know if he had been the doctor that was there when I went into labor that I would have had a repeat section. Luckily for me the doctor that I had was the one who I loved and he slept in the office instead of going home at the end of his shift. The nurses were all surprised saying that I must be a special patient. He was an amazing doctor.

skomula 2 kids; Muskegon, Michigan 259 posts
15th Apr '13

After almost 2 years together, my BD informed me that he had herpes. I had the blood test and didn't have it, but I was still with him (stupid), so I opted to have a c-section to ensure that my baby did not get it. My second was also a c-section because my city/drs don't do VBAC's

Monsters² Mom 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Dahlgren, VA, United States 4941 posts
status 15th Apr '13

DD was in footling breech presentation and nobody at my hospital where I delivered knew how to vaginally birth a breech baby. I wish I could have had a better birth experience but in the end, I got my baby here safely and that is all that matters :)

Rette Mich 1 child; Texas 27603 posts
15th Apr '13

Pre-E causing seizures and 100 lbs weight gain at 34 weeks and he was breech to boot!

bia. 2 kids; ., ., Portugal 74309 posts
status 15th Apr '13
Quoting 10 weeks with #3!:" I didnt have a c-section... but I really want to see the poll answers so I'm going to choose why my sister had to have one! lol :D btw, it was because she had a placental abruption at 33 weeks"


Had she had a c-section before hand? or was that her first?

bia. 2 kids; ., ., Portugal 74309 posts
status 15th Apr '13

First - emergency, heart rate kept dropping, etc.
Second - I choose to have a repeat.

Cαtwomαn 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Gotham, DC, United States 12286 posts
status 15th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting tinana+2:</b>" :cry: I'm glad you had those days!"</blockquote>




Thanks Hun <3