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linsα most, CZ, Czech Republic 30302 posts
status 2nd May '13
Quoting Sly Dashie:" But you're attributing it to your c/s. It just seems rather silly to me, that's all."



I take comfort in having an answer so I don't feel like a complete failure as a mother because I couldn't deliver my children correctly so yes I do attribute it to that. It just seems to be the only reason that could possibly be true. I don't know if it is or isn't and I will probably never know.

Jami Rasmussen Due August 29 (boy); 33 kids; Neenah, Wisconsin 10 posts
2nd May '13

with my first son, i was 2 and 1/2 weeks overdue so they induced me. after 38 hours of labor, they did a c-section because i failed to progress past 5cm - with my current pregnancy my doctor talked to me and my husband about vbac, but told me there was an 80% chance i would fail to progress again due to my anatomy and other medical issues. she still encouraged me to try, but i had extremely hard labor for just over 38 hours just to end with a c-section...and i am not putting my body through that again.

♥Mj&Daryl♥ (boy); 2 kids; Spokane, Washington 2392 posts
2nd May '13
Quoting Noel Maynard:" That's how my doctor is. I have her "support" but she is also ready to cut at any point in time and ... [snip!] ... doesn't go into labor on it's own by 39 weeks that she will NOT induce me and just have me down for a c-section at 40 weeks."


But why? 39 weeks isn't a magic number of when you should be progressing. Well, are you okay with that? That should be my first question.

Kady 5 kids; Texas 2699 posts
2nd May '13

I had a c-section with my first because he was breech. I have since had three successful VBAC's. My doctor is great about supporting me in this.

Hy'ska 2 kids; Washington 50791 posts
2nd May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Sly Dashie:</b>" But you're attributing it to your c/s. It just seems rather silly to me, that's all."</blockquote>




:!: that's why I asked her. Both my kids were posterior and I had a HB with the second and his shoulder was stuck but we worked it out lol

linsα most, CZ, Czech Republic 30302 posts
status 2nd May '13

So everyone who has a posterior baby can deliver them vaginally. Gotcha. I was completely unaware this was a post to make unsuccessful VBAC mothers feel like shit.

Jami Rasmussen Due August 29 (boy); 33 kids; Neenah, Wisconsin 10 posts
2nd May '13

I don't understand the hostility taking place on this forum. C-sections and unsuccessful vbac's doesn't make you a bad mom - for whatever reason. It is sad that mom's on here are being berated for listening to their doctors and bodies for the safety of themselves and their babies.

* Clairebear * 1 child; Ireland 2600 posts
3rd May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting linsα:</b>" So everyone who has a posterior baby can deliver them vaginally. Gotcha. I was completely unaware this was a post to make unsuccessful VBAC mothers feel like shit. "</blockquote>




No not everyone who has a posterior baby can deliver vaginally. It can end up in a longer labour and longer time pushing but it is doable. I know a few women who did, including my mother who's first 2 were posterior. In saying that though, turned out I couldn't deliver vaginally either. She got stuck in my pelvis and couldn't move down. I didn't dilate past 3cm after 36 hours and her heart rate kept dropping. I finally got an epidural but I reacted to it and her heart almost stopped so I was rushed off for a section with a general anaesthetic. The back of her head was lodged against my spine, ill never forget that horrible back labour :( she came out with a swollen nose and eyes from being stuck but she was fine in a day or 2. If I have any more ill definitely be trying for a VBAC. If I hadn't had that epi reaction and ended up progressing more the doc said he would've had to use a forceps to turn her. I did feel like a failure for a while but not anymore - it just had to be done.

Noel Maynard Due June 23 (girl); 33 kids; Euless, Texas 373 posts
3rd May '13
Quoting Mj's Crazy Mama♥:" But why? 39 weeks isn't a magic number of when you should be progressing. Well, are you okay with that? That should be my first question."


Nope. I'm upset by that really. I thought I had my doctor support to do this but she made it clear that I will not go past 40 weeks and that 39 weeks if nothing happens that I will be put down for a c-section on my due date. I left the office in tears. Not what I want.

Mrs. Conan O'Brien 2 kids; Colorado 20919 posts
3rd May '13
Quoting ChristinaLynne:" <blockquote><b>Quoting
Mrs. Conan O'Brien 2 kids; Colorado 20919 posts
3rd May '13
Quoting Noel Maynard:" That's how my doctor is. I have her "support" but she is also ready to cut at any point in time and ... [snip!] ... doesn't go into labor on it's own by 39 weeks that she will NOT induce me and just have me down for a c-section at 40 weeks."


I would find a new doctor, that doesn't seem super supportive IMO. there's no reason a woman can't go past 40w

Mrs. Conan O'Brien 2 kids; Colorado 20919 posts
3rd May '13
Quoting Noel Maynard:" Nope. I'm upset by that really. I thought I had my doctor support to do this but she made it clear ... [snip!] ... weeks if nothing happens that I will be put down for a c-section on my due date. I left the office in tears. Not what I want."


Then refuse it. It's your body, nobody can force you to do anything you don't want to do.

Mrs. Conan O'Brien 2 kids; Colorado 20919 posts
3rd May '13
Quoting Jami Rasmussen:" I don't understand the hostility taking place on this forum. C-sections and unsuccessful vbac's doesn't ... [snip!] ... that mom's on here are being berated for listening to their doctors and bodies for the safety of themselves and their babies."


Weird, I don't see any hostility in here whatsoever.

Jami Rasmussen Due August 29 (boy); 33 kids; Neenah, Wisconsin 10 posts
3rd May '13
Quoting linsα:" So everyone who has a posterior baby can deliver them vaginally. Gotcha. I was completely unaware this was a post to make unsuccessful VBAC mothers feel like shit. "


To the person questioning the hostility thing, obviously this woman feels some hostility from previous posts...it just doesn't seem right that someone would end up feeling like crap because of posts on the previous page...

Mrs. Conan O'Brien 2 kids; Colorado 20919 posts
3rd May '13
Quoting Jami Rasmussen:" To the person questioning the hostility thing, obviously this woman feels some hostility from previous ... [snip!] ... posts...it just doesn't seem right that someone would end up feeling like crap because of posts on the previous page..."


she's clearly sensitive, merely pointing out that a posterior baby is no reason for a c-section is not being hostile. it's the truth. otherwise I would also have had a repeat c-section.