Shannon - posted on 11/02/2009 ( 27 moms have responded )
My last pregnancy ended in an emergency c-section, which was a huge disappointment to me because I was pretty sure it was unnecessary - I think I was "pitted to distress" - but I thought at least I didn't have to deal with the possibility of tearing or being cut down there. Now I'm having #2, and I know that usually the ob will let you choose to have a second c-section if you had one already. I also know that VBACs are much safer these days, I had the right kind of incision for a VBAC. On the one hand, I was disappointed that I didn't get to "give birth" as much as they "took" her from me the first time, on the other, I figure if I'm already "intact" down there, and dodged the stretching and tearing, maybe I should consider doing another c-section...
Has anyone else had to make this choice, or is about to make it? What do you think (please don't yell at me for even considering a c-section)?