C-section or VBAC

Alondra - posted on 09/01/2016 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Hello this my first time on here but I really need some advice. .

My first born was a c section in 2014 because i only dilated 6cm with no epidural and couldn't open anymore and dr's say baby was exhausted of wanted to come out but my body couldn't do it anymore so I went in for a c section. . . Now I'm 36 weeks pregnant and i really don't know what to go for another c section or a VBAC... HELP! I don't want to go through the pain of the contractions and all that and end up getting another c section because I won't be able to open. My family, husband and Dr all give me different advice I don't know if the Dr just tells me to go for another c section because it's easier for them or because it's the best thing to do. .

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~♥Little Miss - posted on 09/02/2016

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Well, you can talk with your doctor and can plan for a VBAC with him or her, but nothing is a guarantee. If your doctor says you are not a good candidate for a VBAC, you can always get a second opinion. They should do and ultrasound of your uterus to ensure there is not a large amount of scar tissue on your uterus because if there is, (or any adhesion) you may not be a good candidate for the likelihood of a uterine rupture increasing.
I had a VBAC, but I had also delivered 4 years after my c section. I did not have any problems during birth, only after with the healing. I ended up wishing I had a c section.
In the long run, we cannot tell you what is best for you and baby. Just understand the risks of both. In the USA, states and counties that will allow for a VBAC are getting less and less because of insurance. Do your research. I was said dead set on getting a VBAC. I called the L&D department of the hospital I wanted to deliver in, and asked how many NICU's there were, and how prepared they were for mothers with the potential risk of a uterine rupture. They were well prepared, I chose the best hospital within and hour of us. I also spoke to the nurses and asked who they personally recommended for doctors/midwives who had a high success rate with VBAC's. I suggest you do the same. They gave me incredible unsolicited advice.
My VBAC was text book, no pain meds, no epidural, but I went FAST! Not like my first. They barely had time to get an IV in my arm to administer fluids.

Michelle - posted on 09/02/2016

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Just because you had problems with your first birth doesn't mean the same things will happen this time.
The healing time after a natural birth is a lot quicker so if you are are given the choice you should go for the VBAC.
I have had 3 children and every birth was completely different.

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~♥Little Miss - posted on 09/02/2016

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I remember when I was in labor, they were all preparing, and I specifically remember hearing the midwife talking to another nurse about who the doctor was on staff, be prepared for a rupture, and have a unit ready in the NICU. They were not messing around. I was low risk for it happening to me, but they still prepared very well. They even prepped me, telling me if this happened how quickly they would have to move etc. and to tell them if I felt anything unusual. I cannot remember exactly what they told me I would feel if it happened, but none the less, I was also prepared.

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