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I just wanted to update you all on my VBAC attempt. I went into labor at 36w4d. Labor was going well until my water broke at 6cm. Baby's HR started decelerating severely with every contraction. After a whirlwind of attempts to make him happy in there, it was clear that he needed to come out right away.
Emerson Noah was born via emergency c-section on 2/10. It turns out, his cord was wrapped around his neck, under his armpit, and back around his neck again. He was born very blue, but pinked up quickly. It was a scary experience, but we have a healthy baby and that's all I could ask for.
I'm glad I attempted the VBAC, just for myself. I felt like I needed to try it and I have no regrets. I honestly feel like nothing could have been done differently in this situation and I'm at peace with it, unlike my first c-section.
I think the fact that you attempted it, knew what you were going into, and understood the reason for the cesarean all made a huge difference. Emerson got to chose his birthday, and got all the benefits of labor. Congratulations and the work you did, and your beautiful son!
Wendy, Mom to
Kyron, Porter, Donovan, & Jocelyn