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March 6th, 2011, 06:48 PM
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I wanted to ask if there were any difference in the sensation of having a contraction with a VBAC? Basically, I'm worried about my scar hurting, because that really scares me. While giving actual birth this time scares me too, it doesn't anywhere near as much as my scar tearing would.

So is there any difference?
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March 7th, 2011, 04:05 PM
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I didn't think so.
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March 7th, 2011, 05:50 PM
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I don't think that it's any different than when you're in labor if you weren't a VBAC. If you start feeling burning and shooting pain though your scar area, that's when I'd start to be concerned.
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March 7th, 2011, 11:01 PM
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You can have some pain where the scar on your skin is, pulling pain like you have with round ligament pain- from adhesions that have nothing to do with the uterus. Remember the scar on your skin is NOT in the same place as the scar on your uterus.

I never labored with my first, my c-section baby, but I had no other pain than normal labor pains during labor.
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March 8th, 2011, 11:29 AM
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There was no difference in labor pains for me. Look at it this way, an athlete who tears a muscle in half isn't told not to run again because the scar might tear open. And he holds about the same risk of rupture as you do. Instead he is counseled on what to watch out for because his surgeon knows that the 1% or less chance of rupture is a very small risk.
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I didn't feel any difference in labor pains. I labored for 24 hours with DS1 before I had a C-Section. With DS2 I labored for 3 hours before he was born. I didn't notice any difference pain wise. I never once thought about my C-Section scar rupturing while I was in labor, I put it completely out of my mind.
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There was no difference in labor pains for me. Look at it this way, an athlete who tears a muscle in half isn't told not to run again because the scar might tear open. And he holds about the same risk of rupture as you do. Instead he is counseled on what to watch out for because his surgeon knows that the 1% or less chance of rupture is a very small risk.
Oh yeah, I was gonna try VBAC either way, but if there was another sensation from the scar, I didn't want to be surprised by it
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There was no difference in labor pains for me. Look at it this way, an athlete who tears a muscle in half isn't told not to run again because the scar might tear open. And he holds about the same risk of rupture as you do. Instead he is counseled on what to watch out for because his surgeon knows that the 1% or less chance of rupture is a very small risk.
well put!
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