Kristin - posted on 11/13/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )
Last October my son was born 3 and a half weeks early. My water broke and I was laboring but since his heart rate was so low I ended up having an emergency C-section. After discussing my birthing options with some colleagues my OB has said I am a good candidate for a vbac for this pregnancy. I have been making a mental pro/con list of whether I should have another csection or go with the vbac. I know to some it doesn't make sense to schedule a c-section when I have another option but there is a bit of a higher risk since the births were close together. Also, this little girl will be our last one so getting my tubes tied would be an easy option with the csection. The other 2 'pro's' would be 1) the hospital is a little over an hour away and 2) if the baby is under weight or anything else is wrong we have more time in the hospital, more help with nursing/latching, etc. Still, I am leaning toward the vaginal birth a bit. I just had this major surgery last year with my son. Although I recovered fairly quickly, I do have a toddler now...I will have to lift more and can't really spare the extra time in the hospital. Any opinions? What are your opinions, options on birth?