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I am going though the same feelings now...first 2 births were vaginal, but pushed for 3 hours and they were just a little too much to the side and were not coming out, so they used Forceps and Vaccum. My 3rd was a c-section because of placenta previa and I am torn between VBAC or repeat c-section. I would love to try a vaginal birth. My Dr. said I am a good candidate cause I had 2 previous vaginal births, however I read on American Pregnancy and it said a reason for not being a good candidate for VBAC is having diabetes and I have gestational diabetes...Plus I am sooo scared ot uterine rupture...So I have no idea what I will do yet....
I am a type 1 diabetic and had a vba2c. Don't let them scare you with that. Now, if it is uncontrolled and you have a 12lb baby, then maybe yeah, but diabetes by itself is not a good reason not to vbac in my opinion. Yes there is a risk of rupture, but it is a very low risk, less than one percent.
First thing to remember you body will not grow a baby to big for your body. My brother weighed in at 9lbs6oz and I weighed 6lbs12oz. Second babies are definitely not aways bigger.
Sometimes they do.. I was told in the c section with my older son that he was simply to big to fit and in my birth report it says that diffrence between mothers hips and babys size are a factor in the c section
He was 9 lbs 15 oz and 20 inches and his head cirumfrence was 15 inches.
I read a study ( icelandic one, im from iceland) that in vbac there is more risk of complication if the baby is bigger than 4500gr ( 9 lbs 15 oz).
That is one reason that i did not atempt VBAC with my younger son since i had an ultrasound to find out how big he was at 38 w and the ultrasound said 10 lbs 6 oz, so the doctor said she just could simply not reccomend inducing me since nothing was happening and the baby was this big so i had a repeat c section at 38w 5 days.
Now we are TTC and i have read a lot more and i am going to attempt VBAC and just crossing my fingers that the baby will not be to big!
Was the ultrasound accurate? They told me at 37 weeks (38 by my book) that he was 8lb14oz. When I had him TWO WEEKS LATER he was 8lb12oz. It was definitely off. They tried to give me that line that "because he is macrosomic, vbac is a bigger risk". Turns out he was not macrosomic! He missed it by 1oz lol.
What is macrosomic? ( sorry english is not my first language so i dont know all the big words)
no the ultrasound was not 100% accurate he was born 5 days later and was 9 lbs 15 oz. But it is within the 10% scale, they say that that 10% in accuracy is normal for the ultrasound.. But a midwife was examing me the same day i had the ultrasound and she said that he was9 lbs 6 oz ( and given that they grow 9 oz a week) so she was pretty accurate