Any mommies out there that had a VBAC?
Topic: Any mommies out there that had a VBAC?
June 24, 2019 / By Abigil Question:
I just found out yesterday I am pregnant with our second baby so now it's time to really start thinking about this. With Noah I ended up having a C-section(after 16 hours of labor and it turned out his cord was wrapped 3 times around his neck) but I really wanted a vaginal birth and would like to try for a VBAC this time around. I'm making an appointment with my OB today so I will, of course, consult her about it.
Anyway, how did your VBAC go? And how far apart were your children when you had one? Noah will roughly be 2 1/2 when our next arrives.
Best Answers: Any mommies out there that had a VBAC?
Stuart | 10 days ago
First of all, Congratulations!
Now, to answer you question. I was a VBAC candidate. I found I was pregnant three days later after my daughter's first birth date. My goal was also to have a vaginal birth and my doctor approved it. At my 20 week appointment I signed all the consent forms discussed in deph the positive and nnegatives on VBAC's and also requested all the paper work from my previous c-section. My doctor wanted to ensure that the s/c was done horizontally and there were no additional complications.
After my 20 week appointment my Ob and I discussed any questions I had in regards to VBAC.
Unfortunately, at my 38 week appointment after my doctor check for dilation( I was 2cm) and then measured me (measured roughly 41 weeks) and suspected I was carrying a large baby or had too much amniotic fluid so she asked me to get an ultrasound. Turns out in the ultrasound, my baby measured 42+ weeks and weighed approximately 10lbs.
My Ob was concerned and suspected macrosomia and she was afraid that my baby would suffer shoulder dystocia. After careful research and talking to my husband I elected a c-section even though I REALLY wanted a VBAC and I was so close to attempting one! I cried so much because I needed another c-section!
Anyhoo, long story short. My doctor approved a VBAC a year after I had my first child, my girls are 20 months apart. Since Noah will be approximately 2 1/2 years old then you should be a candidate for a VBAC.
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Originally Answered: Should i be upset about this, need opinion Mommies?
Focus on your schooling and your child. I can understand why you would be upset about the situation, but there is nothing you can do to change the dynamic between you and your sister or how your dad caters to her. Keep in mind when she takes the boards to become a nurse he cannot take that exam for her, she's going to end up paying the price for this one day.
Congratulations!! I'm very happy for you!
I haven't had a VBAC, but I have a contact who has (Twin Girls Baby Boy - is she one of your contacts?) so I starred it hoping she will see it - but I haven't seen her around much lately. So when is the baby due? September?
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I only have one child and it was vaginal. It went great! I went into the hospital at 12 and got my epidural within 2 hours and my baby was born at 8:31 am. It was all rather quick!
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Congrats, I have never had one but i have had two csections and am also desperate for a VBAC, so i am interested in your answers
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WOWOWOWOW So excited for you!
I am definitely getting one the 2nd time around, c sections are the worse!!! and 2 1/2 years is long enough for your scar to be mostly healed if not all!
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Yay!! Congrats to you!!
I don't have an answer since I only have one, but I wanted to say Congrats to your family! Noah will be a great big brother!
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Having a VBAC is tricky because if your labor slows down they aren't supposed to give you any medication (pitocin) to help the labor, so you may very well end up with another c-section. I had a c-section with my first and i am choosing to have another with my second.
And to the person that has had 2 c-sections...once you have 2 they won't allow you to attempt a VBAC.
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I haven't had a VBAC, but I have always been interested in why so many US women have c-sections. It really seems to depend on the OB. My sister had three C-sections because her OB convinced her that it was "safest". Her first baby, they induced labor, it didn't progress as they wanted it to, and ended with the c-section. It seems to me, that when you have a natural labor with no interventions, you should be able to have a VBAC. If you are in a hospital (likely), they can always monitor the baby. However, make sure your OB doesn't say what you want to hear! Is it the same OB who delivered your first? How supportive is she of VBAC? What reasons does she list for doing another C-section? What about the L&D nurses? Are they supportive of VBAC, or would they just encourage you to have a C-section when you get to the 20th hour of labor?
I don't have it in front of me, but Henci Goer wrote an excellent book called "The Thinking Woman's Guide to Childbirth" and she researched C-section rates and the reasons ACOG gives for doing them. You might want to check it out, maybe take it with you to your OB visit.
Good luck! I hope you have the VBAC experience you want!
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I had a VBAC with my twins last month. I was supposed to have a scheduled C-section, but they started coming on their own 4 days ahead of schedule. My water broke at 9pm on a Friday night and I was fully dilated by 7am. I take a blood thinning medication, and it didn't leave my system like it was supposed to, so C-section or epidural were both out of the question for about 10 hours. I labored 'naturally' with the support of my husband and a nurse who stayed with me. (I wish I had taken the lamaze refresher course....) Because of my past C-section, I was required to be hooked up to monitors, so I could not walk around much or use the whirlpool tub. When fully dilated, they transferred me to the operating room for the delivery - they literally prepare for an emergency C-section, just in case. At that point, they gave me a spinal block and my contractions came to a stand still. Hours later after ramping me back up with pitocin, they were discussing whether to try vacuum extraction or a C-section. (You can imagine how I protested a C-section at that point....) My son was born with the help of the vacuum at 1:30 in the afternoon, and my daughter came unassisted 50 minutes later. I am so thankful that it all worked out the way it did. A vaginal recovery is much quicker and less complicated than a C-section recovery. I wish you the best and hope your VBAC goes well!
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