Log In Sign Up

Thought I had it figured out!


Welcome to the JustMommies Message Boards.

We pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment and register for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers. If you have any problems registering please drop an email to boards@justmommies.com.

Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!

Reply Post New Topic
  Subscribe To 2012 Playroom LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
  #1  
September 14th, 2011, 01:00 PM
MomTo3LittleBoys's Avatar Love my house of boys!
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: United States
Posts: 3,764
So I work in labor/delivery and I know my options. I thought I was going to 98% go with a repeat csection, but now I am thinking more and more about a vaginal birth, vbac. I think I would be a decent candidate? I dilated to a 10 and pushed for 3 hours but he was facing sunny side up and wouldn't come out. I see vaginal births all day at work and it so magical to me bc they baby goes right on the chest and I love that, not to mention recovery is faster! Ethan was 8 lbs 11 oz and I think Jett will be even bigger. So I am up in the air! My midwife said let's schedule the section for 39 weeks and if I go into hard labor on my own ( was induced last time) before my section then she would let me try a vbac. A part of me just doesn't want to schedule my section til 40 weeks or after and see what happens. The thought of not knowing when he will get here is more exciting then setting a date. Last time I was an impatient first time mom and got induced for no reason which I regret. Ugh what would you do? Anyone going to try a vbac?
__________________
Love My House Of Boys!
DS1- 4 years old
DS2- 2 years old
DS3- Born 11/4/14
Reply With Quote
  #2  
September 14th, 2011, 01:07 PM
sarha81's Avatar First-time Mommy to Jake
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: NY
Posts: 1,295
I'm a first timer, but sounds like you are a great candidate for VBAC.

Checkout this blog for inspiration: Birth Without Fear - A Blog About Pregnancy and Birth
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3  
September 14th, 2011, 01:17 PM
Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 6,602
Are you planning on giving birth in a hospital? The hospital will allow it? That's great if they do! I would totally go for it! Did you have an epi last time? If you did maybe it affected your ability to push. I'm certainly not implying that a sunny side up baby isn't hard to push out in the first place!

Also, scheduling a c-section at 39 weeks doesn't really give you a very fair shot of going into labor!
__________________


Thank you GraysMama for my beautiful siggy!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
September 14th, 2011, 01:22 PM
Veteran
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 427
I would totally go for the vbac! Good luck with your decision!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
September 14th, 2011, 01:28 PM
MomTo3LittleBoys's Avatar Love my house of boys!
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: United States
Posts: 3,764
Yea my hospital that I work at does a lot of vbac's! I did have an epidural. She said I was pushing perfectly but he was just hitting my pelvis. I was so tired after pushing for that long that I said ok I'm done. I think if I would have let him come when he was ready then I would have had a vaginal birth. You are right, I think my odds of going into labor before 39 weeks are slim to none. So it doesn't give me much of a chance! I know that when I do start labor I would need to labor at home as long as possible bc they won't give you pitocin etc if you are a vbac and I don't want that crap ever again! I would rather get cut!
__________________
Love My House Of Boys!
DS1- 4 years old
DS2- 2 years old
DS3- Born 11/4/14
Reply With Quote
  #6  
September 14th, 2011, 01:33 PM
Capns Girl's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: United States
Posts: 1,693
Go for it!! At the very least don't schedule your c-sec until 40 weeks so you have a shot at a vbac. When did they induce you last time?
__________________
Jessi, wife to Aaron (10/02/04), mom to Madilyn (4/01/09) and Lyla (02/01/12)


Reply With Quote
  #7  
September 14th, 2011, 05:30 PM
Alison79's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Texas
Posts: 10,232
I have several friends who had great VBAC experiences. The ones that were successful found providers that were willing to let them go into labor naturally and often it was between 41-42 weeks. I believe the last statistic I heard was that average length of pregnancy for a first non induced labor is about 41w1 day. Boys tend to gestate a little longer as well, so having a provider that is okay with going past 40 weeks is probably going to help you. Sounds like you are an excellent VBAC candidate!
__________________
Alison - Mom to: Emmeline (7/14), Augustus (2) Maximus (4) Eleanor (5) Reid (6) Evelyn (8) Lucas (13) Christopher (14)

Reply With Quote
  #8  
September 14th, 2011, 05:53 PM
MomTo3LittleBoys's Avatar Love my house of boys!
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: United States
Posts: 3,764
I got induced at 39 weeks for no reason. My midwife was going put of town during my due date and I was impatient so I jumped on it. Regret it to this day!
__________________
Love My House Of Boys!
DS1- 4 years old
DS2- 2 years old
DS3- Born 11/4/14
Reply With Quote
  #9  
September 15th, 2011, 09:43 AM
justjaQ's Avatar Platinum Super Mommy
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Sterling Heights, MI
Posts: 19,640
i know several ladies who have had vbacs, and i think it's awesome, and definitely something i would try if i were in the position. my kids all come so fast that there's really no option for a section-- either get them out, or they would die... kinda frightening, but that's why i had an episiotomy with my first-- the second was just from her big head-- i lucked out, and nicky had a smaller head and i didn't even tear. instead of laying in bed unable to sit or walk for a week from stitches, i was at a club opening 5 days after he was born and even did a little light dancing.
__________________
msjaQ- 28, pantheist AP detroit mama to:
timothy michael, august 31, 2003, 12:02pm, 8 lb. 4 oz., 21"- 38 wks.
melissa may, april 7, 2006, 1:31pm, 7 lb. 10.5 oz., 19.5"- 36.5 wks
nicholas michael, january 31, 2010, 5:12pm, 5 lb. 11 oz., 18.25"- 37.1 wks
damon michael, january 21, 2012, 1:31am, 6 lb. 14 oz., 20", 38 wks
rainbow baby left me at 6-1/2 weeks on 09.08.12~ never forgotten, sweet child


Reply With Quote
  #10  
September 15th, 2011, 12:32 PM
Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,648
I had an epi the first time, and would never again! Maddox was sunny side up and it took 2 hours to get him out, but my epi made my blood pressure drop to the point where i was turning grey so they took it right out after they put it in.

I would say go for it!
Reply With Quote
  #11  
September 15th, 2011, 01:29 PM
hoping4more
Guest
Posts: n/a
I think you should go for it. It does sound like you are a good candidate. You are probably right if you didn't get induced you may have had him vaginally, but you may have not... try not to beat yourself up over it. I know in retrospect we all have our regrets. I agree that 39 weeks is not enough time to give you a fair chance at going into full blown labor on your own. I have delivered 3 kids... first at 41.5 weeks, and the next 2 at 40 weeks perfectly. I don't expect I'll have this little one before 40 weeks is up either.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Topic Tools Search this Topic
Search this Topic:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:29 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0