2nd Section vs. VBAC???

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2nd Section vs. VBAC???
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Thu, 04-09-2009 - 2:24pm

Hi all - I'm pregnant with my second child, due early this October. My first baby was delivered via c-section after a difficult induced labor with little progression. I'm trying to decide if I should have an elective c-section this time around or try for the VBAC (which my midwife and hospital

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Thu, 04-09-2009 - 11:05pm

I was going to VBAC too with DD#2, but she ended up transverse most of my pg, so I scheduled a section (snot turned 2 days before my scheduled date--had scheduled section anyway).


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Fri, 04-10-2009 - 7:30am
I'm getting ready to have my 2nd section next week.
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Registered: 03-18-2009
Sat, 04-11-2009 - 12:10am

Hi Kelly,


Congratulations on your new little one to be! The decision to VBAC or to schedule is a difficult one... glad that you found us!


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Registered: 08-02-2003
Sat, 04-11-2009 - 3:42pm

Hi there.

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Registered: 09-30-2006
Mon, 04-13-2009 - 11:30pm

I wanted to VBAC my second.

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Registered: 04-08-2009
Tue, 04-14-2009 - 10:07am

I know all about the induction thing... I was induced first time around and it sucked. I've already decided I'd rather have the elective c-section rather than be induced if it comes to a choice between the two.


My first c-section recovery wasn't bad, it was everything leading up to it that was so unnerving. Out of curiousity - have you decided what you'd like to do this time around, or do you have a choice?


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Registered: 08-31-2005
Wed, 04-15-2009 - 1:29pm

I had a c-section with #1 b/c my labor failed to progress.

 

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Registered: 09-30-2006
Wed, 04-15-2009 - 1:53pm

I really want a vaginal instead of the recovery.

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Registered: 04-08-2009
Wed, 04-15-2009 - 2:33pm

Jana-


This has been very helpful to me. I'm pretty sure I've decided on trying the VBAC, but I know the possiblity of another c-section is very real for me - and I'm honestly starting to be okay with that should it come down to it. The first time I feel like I was sort of "mourning" the loss of a normal delivery and, though I recovered pretty quickly and easily, not having my baby with me right away was probably the most difficult part of the whole experience.


I know that the most important thing is having a healthy, happy baby and that, ultimately, how he/she arrived means nothing. However, having said that, it's really encouraging for me to know that you felt healed in some way having tried again, even if you weren't entirely successful in the end. I'm hoping to go into labor naturally (I was induced last time) and I've asked one of my best friends to be with me and DH during the labor to help me manage the pain w/o meds. I'm going to do everything in my power to avoid a c-section, but if it becomes necessary, I know I won't hesitate to give the okay. I hope that if it happens that way,

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