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January 5th, 2012, 02:53 PM
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So I'm planning a vbac Please if you'd be so kind, give me your tips for a successful vbac, no matter how small!
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January 5th, 2012, 04:05 PM
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EPO orally and vaginally starting at 36ish weeks

try to stay away from the epidural - take each contraction one at a time - if you do that, they won't seem so bad.
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January 6th, 2012, 09:25 AM
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What is EPO?
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January 6th, 2012, 10:28 AM
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Evening Primrose Oil

I really think it helped ripen my cervix last time!
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January 6th, 2012, 05:32 PM
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Make sure your doctor is supportive as they claim to be. I changed OB's at 26 weeks with DS, becuase i didnt feel like mine was as on board as she claimed she was. The second she mentioned pre scheduling a csection instead of letting me go past my due date or even induction, it sent up a red flag.

Dont let a doctor put you on a time frame.

it sounds dumb, but a way i got through my contractions ( before i had an epi) was to just zone out and imagine it actually opening my cervix) It was like i had to get in a strange mindset.
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January 8th, 2012, 10:32 AM
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No pitocin - increases chance of rupture and makes contractions worse.
No epidural - prevents free movement. Moving to your comfort is crucial.
So, natural birth. Trust the process.
Get a DOULA!
Raspberry leaf tea
Exercise (check out ICAN site white pages), specifically walking, pelvic floor exercises and SQUATS. Strengthen the quads...just in case you need to squat that baby out (like me!).
And DITTO supportive Dr. and place of birth. If ever in the process you feel like you're losing support, change doctors! I almost did at 38 weeks, but had my baby before I could.
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