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TheyCallMeMOMMY♥ 3 kids; Albuquerque, New Mexico 6820 posts
24th Jul '13

I was just thinking this. Ive already asked my doctor and he said if I went into labor just rush to L&D and they will perform a c-section right away.
Im scheduled to deliver at 39w 1d. Next Wednesday. So I have 7 days to keep this baby inside me. Honestly I feel like this child can fall out of me at any moment!

I'm actually a virgin Due June 9; 1 child; Oregon 18466 posts
24th Jul '13

I had my scheduled the day before my due date. They told me of I went into labor before they would just do the cesarean thwn or if I were too progressed I'd have her natural. I was in labor for a few days before, but she stuck around until my cesarean. Good luvk. Why ni vbac?

malibu. 2 kids; Grand Rapids, Michigan 6318 posts
24th Jul '13
Quoting I'm actually a virgin:" I had my scheduled the day before my due date. They told me of I went into labor before they would just ... [snip!] ... I'd have her natural. I was in labor for a few days before, but she stuck around until my cesarean. Good luvk. Why ni vbac?"


I had a hard labor with my daughter. She wouldn't descend any further down the birth canal because my pelvis was too "tilted" - I could always try again, but I really don't care to.

I'm actually a virgin Due June 9; 1 child; Oregon 18466 posts
26th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting malibu.:</b>" I had a hard labor with my daughter. She wouldn't descend any further down the birth canal because my pelvis was too "tilted" - I could always try again, but I really don't care to. "</blockquote>




Oh well, then when the time comes and baby decides to come early, they'll just get you in for an "emergency cesarean", but not a big deal.

KB25 Due January 8; Raleigh, North Carolina 157 posts
26th Jul '13

For the record I do know someone who ruptured. She labored for almost 40 hours as a vbac before rupturing though.



If you go in once you know you're in labor chances are you'll be just fine.

-M- 3 kids; Taunton, Massachusetts 1935 posts
2nd Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting malibu.:</b>" I had a hard labor with my daughter. She wouldn't descend any further down the birth canal because my pelvis was too "tilted" - I could always try again, but I really don't care to. "</blockquote>




I was also in your situation. I had a very hard labor with my first and ended up having an emergency c-section. he was too big 9 pounds 13 ounces. anyways I opted for a scheduled c section but she came 3 weeks early. when I got to the hospital they asked if I wanted to do with the vbac or go with the c-section.. I went w the vbacvbac and honestly it was much easier this time around

malibu. 2 kids; Grand Rapids, Michigan 6318 posts
2nd Aug '13
Quoting -M-:" <blockquote><b>Quoting malibu.:</b>" I had a hard labor with my daughter. She wouldn't ... [snip!] ... I wanted to do with the vbac or go with the c-section.. I went w the vbacvbac and honestly it was much easier this time around"


What made you decide on a vbac if you don't mind me asking?



I just can't imagine delivering naturally.. now anyways. Maybe it would be different if I was in labor, but I really don't even know if I'd want to try it again or not.

KB25 Due January 8; Raleigh, North Carolina 157 posts
3rd Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting malibu.:</b>" What made you decide on a vbac if you don't mind me asking? I just can't imagine delivering naturally.. ... [snip!] ... now anyways. Maybe it would be different if I was in labor, but I really don't even know if I'd want to try it again or not. "</blockquote>




I haven't had a vbac but I know many ladies who have and they do it for many reasons. Firstly is that subsequent csecs increase scar tissue and ability to carry a healthy pregnancy, and can thin uterine walls which increases rupture risk.
Also, its a major surgery. OBs like to blow it off like its no biggie but it is a big deal. Those I know who have been able to VBAC said it was much easier to recover when delivering vaginally and bonding and breastfeeding was a lot easier since they didn't have "recovery" time



What is your reasoning for not wanting to attempt it may I ask?
Honestly very few women medically can't vaginally deliver. Not saying this is or isn't your case but women are put into ridiculous, unhelpful positions during labor and then pressured to think everything needs to be done "on schedule"
I suggest reading Ina May's guide to childbirth. It's quite crunchy but she explains in easy terms the ins and outs of everything.

KB25 Due January 8; Raleigh, North Carolina 157 posts
3rd Aug '13

Squatting and hands and knees positions really help open up the pelvis during labor btw, laying or semi laying can close your pelvis 30% which of course makes it more difficult for baby to get through

malibu. 2 kids; Grand Rapids, Michigan 6318 posts
3rd Aug '13
Quoting KB25:" <blockquote><b>Quoting malibu.:</b>" What made you decide on a vbac if you don't mind ... [snip!] ... reading Ina May's guide to childbirth. It's quite crunchy but she explains in easy terms the ins and outs of everything."


For a few reasons... My DD birth was anything but pleasant. I was in active labor for 3 days.. pushed for almost 3 hours.. ended up having 2 epi's and tons of pain meds before I was wheeled into surgery. Didn't remember holding my daughter for the first time.. Then I was hospitalized for a month after finding out I had pre-eclampsia that went undiagnosed (& some severe mastitis).



I guess you could say the whole experience traumatized me. Nothing went as planned, so a c-section just sounds so much more appealing to me this time around. Also, all of SO's family lives out of state so that just adds to the convenience factor of not having to inform them that I'm in labor and they have to drop everything their doing to get to Michigan.