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C sections ~The Lunar Flower~ 2 kids; Alabama 6748 posts
22nd Aug '13

My sister had a c section with her 1st baby because after she was induced, she had her water break, she got her epidural but then hers didn't fully take. She refused to push after awhile even though the babys head & hair were showing she just couldn't take it. Her dr had ditched about 3 hours before that for 'personal' time for the rest of the day so another Dr was assisting during that time then decided to prep her for a c section. She's pregnant again & is only 10 weeks but does not want to try for a VBAC at all even though she was down for weeks after her first c section & couldn't even sit up without a lot of assistance for the first 2 weeks. If you had a section with your first baby, did you even consider a VBAC? That is IF it was an option with your Dr at the time.



Edit: This post was made because I was genuinely curious, not to sound judgemental or anything. I've never had a c section myself so I don't know what I would decide specifically in that situation.

Sthrnprincess 4 kids; Upstate, SC, United States 7140 posts
22nd Aug '13

I attempted a VBAC with my second but it ended in another c-section.

Leah+2 2 kids; Texas 5797 posts
22nd Aug '13

I'm having a vbac with this baby. But I know plenty of women who don't even consider them and go straight for a repeat csection.

Aussielover 1 child; Nunya, ga, United States 822 posts
22nd Aug '13

I haven't had a C section, but will probably have to due to medical reasons. In a few years when I want another baby I definitely want to try for VBAC.
I know my MIL had a C section at 19 and then did a VBAC with her next 3 boys.

RollTide : ) 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Alabama 1084 posts
22nd Aug '13

I wanted a vbac so badly but ended up with another emergency cs. It turned out to be a good thing though because the placenta had perforated the cs scar in my uterus :-\

Allons-y Due January 29 (girl); 2 kids; Utah 2318 posts
22nd Aug '13

I attempted a VBAC with DS but it didn't go anywhere. We're pretty sure my babies aren't actually engaging and moving in to the birth canal because even after 24 hours of labor I haven't dilated. With this one unless I get to the hospital at 4 cm or more I will just be going for the C-section.

MaMa PaTiEnCe Due November 30; 97 kids; Port Hueneme, California 2410 posts
22nd Aug '13

If all goes according to plan I will be having a VBAC this time around. I personally feel like my birth experience was stolen from me because I was young and scared and I didn't educate myself on my options.
This time though will be completely different.
I know people though that never cared for or considered having a VBAC. I think it is a choice that the mom and her SO have to decide on their own.

(*Melly*) 1 child; 2 angel babies; California 2243 posts
22nd Aug '13

I want to try for a VBAC (even though Im scared) but dont know if I

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44070 posts
22nd Aug '13

I've known two people I think that chose not to vbac. I peris ally will never choose csection unless medically necessary. So vbac it is if I ever have more.

Onalee's Mummy Due August 26 (boy); 1 child; Newcastle, Australia 5355 posts
22nd Aug '13

I am trying for a vbac, but only because I didn't want to schedule one, and I thought I would end up getting another emergency one anyway. I found the worst part about a c section was planning your labour and birth then having something completely unexpected happen.



My biggest fear is that it will be unsuccessful and I will be disappointed and depressed again. If I had laboured and ended up with a c section the first time I think I definitely would have booked a repeat one. I just don't think I could deal with going through that twice.



But in my circumstance I did not labour at all, and want to at least try. If I have an unsuccessful trial of labour and have a c section then no doubt I would not attempt a vbac again

Brittany♥'sJordan 2 kids; Gulfport, MS, United States 503 posts
22nd Aug '13
Quoting Onalee's Mummy:" I am trying for a vbac, but only because I didn't want to schedule one, and I thought I would end up ... [snip!] ... to at least try. If I have an unsuccessful trial of labour and have a c section then no doubt I would not attempt a vbac again"


Interesting!



I'm trying for VBAC this time. Last time, I labored until 8.5 cm and they checked me and felt that my son's hand was coming with his head and told me it was a c-section. I now know that wasn't necessary and they should have at least tried to let me push but they didn't. I feel robbed. This time, I'd much rather TRY to push and fail than to never get the chance to try at all.

Onalee's Mummy Due August 26 (boy); 1 child; Newcastle, Australia 5355 posts
22nd Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Brittany♥'sJordan:</b>" Interesting! I'm trying for VBAC this time. Last time, I labored until 8.5 cm and they checked me ... [snip!] ... but they didn't. I feel robbed. This time, I'd much rather TRY to push and fail than to never get the chance to try at all. "</blockquote>




Yep I totally get that. I wish I had a chance to try as well. But they didn't even have time to numb my back before I got my spinal.



If you had tried to push the first time and it didn't work, and you try again this time and are unsuccessful again do you think it will be hard to deal with? Or will you feel happy you gave it a shot?

Brittany♥'sJordan 2 kids; Gulfport, MS, United States 503 posts
22nd Aug '13
Quoting Onalee's Mummy:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Brittany♥'sJordan:</b>" Interesting! I'm trying for ... [snip!] ... this time and are unsuccessful again do you think it will be hard to deal with? Or will you feel happy you gave it a shot?"


Since I didn't get to try to push last time, and I do get to try this time and am unsucessful I would feel satisfied that I got to try but I do know there will be a small bit of disappointment but a lot less than if I just have another c-section without trying.



If I had tried and failed last time and tried and failed this time I'd be very upset and wouldn't want to try again.