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July 29th, 2011, 07:18 PM
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Hi everyone I have had two unplanned c-sections in the last 2.5 years and while I'm not pg now, I am starting to think about whether I would attempt a VBA2C next time or just give up on the idea and plan a c-section.

My first c-section was due to undiagnosed pre-e that had gotten so bad by the time I went into labor that I was close to a stroke and doctors were worried about my daughter having brain damage. I was knocked out and didn't see baby till she was almost 4 hours old.

My second c-section happend after 4 days of labor and when my water finally broke there was meconium and baby still hadn't dropped so being scared of a repeat of my first delivery consented to the surgery right away.

I just don't feel like my body can give birth naturally. I know it's hard to even find a doctor that will do a VBA2C and the stress of planning for a VBAC is hard too.

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July 29th, 2011, 11:17 PM
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I would go for the VBAC. I would want to know that I tried even if it didn't work out.

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July 31st, 2011, 11:46 PM
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The question is...is it important to you? If it's super important that you have a particular kind of birth than go for it. If it's not, then do what feels comfortable. I tried for a second but, ended up with high blood pressure again so we did the repeat C section. I didn't feel less of a woman and it actually ended up healing a lot of the fears, etc that I had with my first.
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August 2nd, 2011, 08:43 PM
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I found when I did attempt a VBAC, and my body had gone into labor naturally the c-section was better than the one that was planned for my twins. I am hoping for a different outcome with my VBA2C, but even if I have to have a c-section, I like knowing I tried.
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