Amber - posted on 03/01/2011 ( 12 moms have responded )
okay, i'm not 100% sure this is the right place to ask this, but it's the broadest spectrum that i know of. i know there's a lot of different mums on here who have a lot of different opinions & experiences, so here goes.
i had a cesarean with my first sone because he was breach. the doctor's offered to turn him, but i refused on the precedent that it could have ended in an emergency section anyhow. my recovery was perfect, i had very minimal pain, i had an over-all good experience with my c-section. now, i'm pregnant with baby number two and i have been entertaining the idea of a VBAC, but i don't know anyone who has had one so i need some tales of experience! also, does anyone know the risks of a VBAC vs. a c-section? be honest now, i want ALL sides. i'm terrified of giving birth but i think it would be neat to experience and i like that there's no recovery time, with a 5 year old starting school a week after bub is going to be born. i'm worried about uterine rupture...does anyone know what the risk is for that with a VBAC?
okay, just give me everything you've got :) would you do it? have you done it? what was it like?
also, to add, i will not be doing it if baby turns out to be breach again. turning is not an option in my mind.