Aniesha - posted on 11/05/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )
Ok, first a bit of back story......
Almost 3 years ago I had my first baby. I had severe polyhydramnios (too much amniotic fluid) throughout my pregnancy, & had 2 & 1/2 litres drained from me at 35 weeks (they never could figure out the cause btw, I didn't have diabetes & baby was fine). By the time I got to 38 weeks I was overly huge again & in so much pain that I was induced. After 27 hrs I was taken in for an emergency c section, as my son wouldn't flip over into the right position. I was told however, that as long as I left it at least 2 yrs between babies, there was no reason why I couldn't deliver vaginally next time. (Baby was born perfectly healthy btw).
And to the present time.........
I'm 7 mths pregnant with Baby #2, and although I haven't been officially diagnosed yet, I know I have polyhydramnios again. I've put on 20 kgs already, and am really sore & uncomfortable. I plan on trying for a VBAC, and the obstetrician said that I would have about an 80% chance of succeeding IF I go into labor naturally. He said that if I'm medically induced again, my chances go down to about 40%!!
I'm really concerned coz at 31 weeks, I really can't see myself lasting the whole 40 weeks if I end up in as much pain as last time, but I really want to avoid being medically induced so as to give myself a good shot at a VBAC. I read that anything under 37 wks is considered premmie, so my question is, would it be safe to try to induce labor naturally at 37 weeks, and give myself a good shot before I succumb to hospital procedure at 38 (IF it all plays out like last time that is). And when I say naturally, I mean acupuncture, massage, vigorous sex......actually no, scratch that, I'd kick him in the shins if he tried anything at that point:P lol. But you get my point, alternative methods that don't involve a drip, etc.
Sorry for the long winded post, and any feedback would be much appreciated!