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Hi, my name is Lauren. I am new to this board. I had a cesection with my first pregnancy. I labored all day and than pushed for two hours. My daughter just wasnt coming down so they did a csection. Afterwards I was told my daughter was a little crooked is why she didnt come down. Have any of you had a similar experience were you labored and pushed but still had a csection? Also if so have you had a successful vbac afterwards? What were your doctors thoughts about trying for a vbac. I switched doctors because my previous doctor wont perform vbacs but my new doctor doesnt feel like i am a good canidate bc i got to the pushing stage and still didnt have a vaginal delivery. However I feel like they dont know the whole story. They also told me that if my daughter wasnt coming down straight they would have me change positions and try to get my daughter to move but my previous doctor didnt really do that.
I guess that's pretty much what happened with DS2. I got to pushing and ended up with a c-section but it was moreso that the doctor was impatient since it was her day off. I've had a successful VBAC and working toward another successful VBAC. I would recommend getting your c-section records and getting the new doc to look at them at least.
My doctor told me that there are 4 levels of VBAC candidates as far as rate of success. The last one is where you were- that you got the the pushing stage, level 3 which is me-- I stalled at 5 cm, DS was also sunny side up and his head was pressing against my cervical bone ( or something!) so he was cockeyed in there too. And I know one of the other 2 levels was fetal distress and I can't remember the last one.
My doc is okay with me trying for a VBAC but there are some restrictions (they don't like to induce, they don't like you to go a week past due, and you have to have internal monitoring for your scar). I would hope your doc would allow you to try for a VBAC...if all el fails another c section would be the option.
I don't have any experience with vbacs yet but I'm desperately hoping for one this time around, so I can relate to how you feel!