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August 29th, 2011, 10:09 AM
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My daughter had to be born by c-section as she was 3 weeks early, my water broke and she was breech. The hospital refused to try and turn her. THey told me I had to do c-section.

SO I did...

I just found out on Friday that i'm about 5/6 weeks prego? not sure exactly. Have yet to go to the doctor's. But already my mind is racing with what's going to happen with this one.

I really don't want a set day for c-section,e tc. etc. I want the whole waiting to go into labour, the excitement, the experience..

My sister says i'm nuts. She had two V-Births and she says i'm crazy to want to experience the pain LOL

So i've heard that it's dangerous to have a VBAC.. to do with scar tissue? Is that true? just wondering on the whys and hows and whats of it all!!

Thanks!!!

Still searching around the forum, but just wanted to introduce myself with a little of my story/plan!!

~Jenn~
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August 29th, 2011, 12:13 PM
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Congrats!!!

Check out International Cesarean Awareness Network it has some great information on VBACs. I personally feel the risk is greater to have a repeat cesarean than a VBAC. I'm going for a VBA2C and I'm not worried in the least. The risk of uterine rupture is so small, and the risk is even smaller for the rupture to be catastrophic. Good luck making your decision, definitely make sure you research though!! Information and knowledge is key.
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August 29th, 2011, 12:46 PM
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Hi! This is a great board with lots of info! I see you are near me, have you decided if you are going to go with a dr or a midwife? Make sure whoever you choose that you ask them right from the beginning how they feel about VBACs.

I am planning a vbac for this baby (in fact I think we are in the same ddc!) and there is a ton of info out there, but I know that I want to at least TRY for a vaginal birth.
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August 29th, 2011, 01:28 PM
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Congrats!!!

Check out International Cesarean Awareness Network it has some great information on VBACs. I personally feel the risk is greater to have a repeat cesarean than a VBAC. I'm going for a VBA2C and I'm not worried in the least. The risk of uterine rupture is so small, and the risk is even smaller for the rupture to be catastrophic. Good luck making your decision, definitely make sure you research though!! Information and knowledge is key.

Thanks for the link!! I need all the info I can get!!
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August 29th, 2011, 01:41 PM
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Hi! This is a great board with lots of info! I see you are near me, have you decided if you are going to go with a dr or a midwife? Make sure whoever you choose that you ask them right from the beginning how they feel about VBACs.

I am planning a vbac for this baby (in fact I think we are in the same ddc!) and there is a ton of info out there, but I know that I want to at least TRY for a vaginal birth.
I think it will likely be a doctor... I haven't even really thought about a midwife? Yes, I think i've seen you post in the DDC actually! LOL

I'm really hoping for the vaginal birth experience, even though everyone thinks i'm nuts! LOL
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August 30th, 2011, 05:31 AM
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dont worry, people keep asking me why, wouldnt another c/s just be easier. To which I reply, yes it probably would be but I'm still going to try.
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August 30th, 2011, 07:45 PM
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You, Candi and I are in the same DDC! I too want a VBAC (in my case a VB2C)! I HIGHLY recommend the ICAN forums! Good luck mama!
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August 31st, 2011, 06:59 AM
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I totally recommend ICAN. I wouldn't have found my m/w who is willing to help me achieve a VBAC after 3 c/s if it weren't for them.
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September 1st, 2011, 01:36 PM
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I think people who think a c-section is "easy" are crazy! Lol Recovery for me was pretty rough.... The vbac recovery was SO much easier. I was up walking around the hospital a couple of hours after vbac which was definitely not the case after surgery.

A lot of people (especially doctors) will try to tell you vbac is dangerous. There is the small risk of a tear... but I feel like it was exaggerated. If you see a doctor, ask LOTS of questions. What are their "rules" on inducing? What do they expect for pain relief? How far past due will they let you go?

My doctor absolutely would not induce (didn't need it anyways). She insisted on an epidural (I had really wanted to do it natural and regret the epi... but at the time I was willing to do ANYTHING to avoid c-section). And she wouldn't let me go past 39 weeks (ended up having him at 37 weeks).

The benefits of vbac by far outweigh c-section. Congratulations on your pregnancy!
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September 15th, 2011, 05:34 PM
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Thanks everyone!!!

I have yet to meet with my OB but my family doctor said he doesn't see why I wouldn't be able to have a VBAC. He said he sees no reason why I can't!!!
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