Sara - posted on 05/02/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )
I had my first baby via emergency c-section. I went in to the hospital to be induced, with the mind set of having a natural birth and 30 mins after contractions started I was being rushed to surgery. I know it wasn't my fault and that I couldn't have done anything differently (both our heart rates where dropping), but I still feel horrible that I didn't have a "normal" labor. And I hate that I missed out on the first moments of my daughter's life because they knocked me out. My husband didn't get to be there either, because they wouldn't let him in the room.
We've started to talk about having another one and I feel like I'm going to fail again. Does anyone else feel like this? My sister-in-law keeps trying to tell me that I have to have a VBAC and, although I'd like to go through the birthing process, I'm terrified of the possible complications. Especially since we just found out that we'll be stationed in Germany for the next 3 years. (My husband is in the army.) I know they say the risks are rare, but at the same time some are life threatening. Has anyone else thought about or had a VABC? What do you guys think because I need some outside opinion. My husband is all for cutting me back open if that's the easiest way to do it. :P