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August 20th, 2007, 12:18 PM
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i see there isn't a specific area for VBAC mamas here on JM im guessing this owuld be the place for it if you did have one, so im searching you all out!

i need to know how long YOU all waitied before going into the hospital? i know there was a post about this, but i think it was more focused towards BTDT vaginal birth mamas, not necessarily VBAC mamas.

basically i need tips, lessons, advice, whatever you've got! we'll be getting a doula and laboring at home, but i need to know what you all did as far as getting in the hospital with enough time but yet not too much to be bullied or forced into another cesarean.
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August 20th, 2007, 04:59 PM
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Hi Valerie.

At 40 weeks I was already 4-5 cm dilated. My contractions started at around 10:00pm when I was 40weeks 3days and as soon as I noticed them coming regularly and getting a little stronger, I called the midwife. She said I should come on in since I had an hour drive to the hospital since I was already 4-5 cm, it would be best not to wait.
By the time we left to head to the hospital, which was about 30 minutes after I talked to the midwife, my contractions were about 6 minutes apart. By the time we got to the hospital they were about 3-4 minutes apart. We arrived at the hospital at 12:30am and when we got there I was 6cm dilated and labor was very well established in a good pattern by then. I'm glad we didn't wait.

For you, I'd just wait and see how dilated you are...if you are already dilated quite a bit when you go into labor, then you won't need to wait as long to go in, but if you aren't dilated that much or only like 1-2 cm or something, you could labor at home until you feel like you can't anymore.
I would just use the wait and see approach, but definitely refuse all unecessary interventions, including induction. Just letting everything happen and progress on it's own is your best chance at a successful VBAC.

Good luck to you.
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August 21st, 2007, 03:01 PM
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thanks

the wait and see approach is pretty much my life righ tnow with the whole birth

we took a tour today of the hospital by us and i LOVE it.
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August 21st, 2007, 09:33 PM
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I have no experience because I am still preggo. Hopefully in a few weeks I will get my VBAC. I do live about 1.5 hrs away from my OBGYNS hospital and it is the only VBAC friendly one. I chose this one because of it being VBAC friendly and I had DD there. I will be waiting as long as I can until I go in. We have discussed it. If we have the money, once I establish that I AM in labor, I will probably go to a hotel to labor so I am really close to the hospital. I will let you know. Hope you get the birth you are looking for.
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