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Hello ladies, some of you might remember me... I had our third baby in March 2010 and actually went into labor and attempted a VBA2C, but ended in a c/s. I was scared due to tacky HB and then some pain that the nurse told me could be signs of rupture. I thought she was lying because after delivery my MW told me it was not in my file.
I am now currently 12 weeks pregnant and at my first appointment today my MW told me the decision is all mine. Of course I will still have to meet with the OBs and go over protocol of the risks, but I am just so torn. My new MW (same practice, but old one left), said looking back that the nurse telling me there was a window on my uterus was not lying and that my uterus was in fact very thin at delivery. This pregnancy and my last will be 26 months apart and the last two were 25 months apart. DH is being no help, he has told me it is all my decision.
I keep weighing the pros and cons over the last few hours.... but they seem to keep evening out. If you were where I am what do you think you might opt to do?
That is what I have been leaning towards. I mean despite not being 100% sure if I was lied to during my last delivery and now knowing the truth I made the correct decision when it was needed. I think I am just a little worried that with how fast stronger labor came on last time that it might be too late to make it to the hospital. On the pro side of course is an easier recovery while taking care of 4 children. As well as not wondering when they cut me open they tell me no more children.
Can you request your medical records and read them for yourself? I would opt for the VBAC in almost any situation however, if there is really, truly, an extremely thin spot on your uterus and it is of significant size, then I might opt for the c/s (I know, not what you want to hear, and not what I'd want to hear either)...which is why I'd suggest getting your records and combing through them to see what is noted there...it might give you more feedback in which to make a good decision...
Wow I so missed this! I have been given the ok from my MW and she also feels I will know the right signs as I did last time. We are also hiring a doula who is a trained MW (just hasn't finished everything in her training to be certified) who will be able to help me one through labor, but two also listen for the signs that it is time for a c/s. I feel as much as I don't want another c/s if he picks his birth date I can be a little more content with it not turning out as planned.