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August 20th, 2010, 07:12 PM
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I know I'm like most moms that have had a C section and not a vaginal birth. Or a mom that's never given birth for that matter. I am scared to death basically of either decision. My daughter was born via emergency C section due to pre e and some other complications I was having. They tried to thin my cervix but, my body wasn't ready and getting sicker at 35 weeks. I went along with the C because I knew the only way to get better was for her to be out! It was a hard experience because I was so ill, I wasn't able to have her much for the first few days. I don't want an experience like that again, though it's unlikely.

I never had a trial of labor. I had a natural miscarriage that hurt like hell and so I know I'm a big wimp now ha ha. The section honestly was not that bad as far as the healing process for me. I was up and around as soon as possible and the pain was manageable.

I am just now looking into it but, I'm honestly not afraid for the baby. I know they can do an emergency C if something was to go terribly wrong. It's more my experience. I am going to have to change doctors in my last trimester because of insurance situation and I am probably going to go with one that is for VBAC. I just don't know how I'm going to do without intervention, I don't know anything really.

Any suggestions, feedback, experience is welcome!
Melanie, mama to Kaia, Ewan, and Paige
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August 21st, 2010, 06:57 AM
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Welcome. I completely understand your fears and worries. Just take it one day at a time. Do some research, see what your heart is telling you.

But, you don't have to have natural childbirth. You can get an epidural, or have drugs. Yes, odds are higher to achieve a VBAC if you go natural, just because it will help you avoid any and all interventions. But it has been done, and quite well, with help. So don't discount a VBAC just because of pain fears.

Good luck!!
Wendy, Mom to
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August 21st, 2010, 01:25 PM
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thanks Wendy! It's not just pain, there's a slew of I don't knows so I'm having anxiety about it. I will keep looking into it
Melanie, mama to Kaia, Ewan, and Paige
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