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Hello ladies!!! I've been a lurker here for awhile!!! A little about me,I was pregnant with my son @ 19,had him @ 20,I got induced with him 12 days prior to my due date,because of preeclampsia, i had a very hard labor and progressed dilating very,very,slowly,and the epidural did NOT work at all,finally after two days of labor it was time to push,i pushed for three hours and nothing,finally they said c-section,they took the epidural out and gave me a spinal tap for the c-section. After that everything was fine,this was 4 1/2 years ago!! here we are again pregnant with baby # 2 I'm 24 will be 25 when the babe is here and I'm not far along at all,but I would like to do a vaginally delivery if possible,and no drugs since they didn't work anyway. Can anyone tell me the risks,how safe is actually is,and to do a VBAC does it depend on the scarring of the uterus?? Sorry this was soo long and thank everyone in advance for the replies!!
Hi there! My son is 4 1/2 and I'm pg with #2 as well
I think that's awesome you want to have a VBAC... I'm definitely hoping for one as well, and I'm going to do everything in power for it! After doing a lot of research, I fully believe that a VBAC is far safer for my baby and I than a repeat c-section. The chance of uterine rupture (which is what most docs claim is the danger of a VBAC) is less than 1%. Complications during c-section are much higher than that. As far as the scarring, I don't believe the scarring will affect your ability to VBAC at all (other ladies, correct me if I'm wrong - not 100% sure on this). From what I've read, it will affect a repeat c-section because they have more to cut through. But I have not heard that it causes any problems with VBAC's. I'm sure yours wouldn't be too bad anyway since you've only had 1 c-section. Also, I think you're smart for not wanting drugs - not a good idea for a VBAC and it will only complicate things & make it harder to achieve your VBAC. HTH and nice to meet you!
Hey there!! Thats awesome that your son is 4 1/2 and your also expecting number 2,when is his birthday?? Nice to meet you as well,I think I forget to mention my name is the previous post but I'm Kasey !! I'm really really hoping for vbac as you can tell and I'm hoping I get a doctor that is for it also!!!!! I'm little framed and the reason I had to have a c-section at all,is because the baby wouldn't come down(medical term as they called it-failure to descend!!) not only that but I think since they had to induce me,and I couldn't go into labor on my own it made things harder!! So I guess we will just have to wait and see what happens!!!! Good Luck too you and H&H 9 months!!!
How funny, my DH's name is Kasey! DS (Deacon) was born May 4th, 2006. How about you?
I know what you mean, I'm scared about being able to find a doctor that will be all for me VBACing (still in the process of looking). I know that for me, being induced definitely played a huge role in my c-section - I never went into labor on my own either. I wasn't even dialated or effaced at all when they induced me, so I know DS was not ready to come out yet! lol Good luck to both of us - I hope we both get our VBAC's!