On the fence
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|Tue, 01-12-2010 - 9:06am|
I am on the fence as to whether I want to attempt a VBAC or go for a repeat c-section for my second pregnancy.
My name is Amy Lynn. I have an 11 year old son. He was born c-section because he was breech. I have a heart shaped uterus. It is a large dip and the right horn is more developed the the left side. Which means head up or butt up my babies will settle into the right side eventually and get stuck in that position. They are unable to turn themselves around past 30 weeks and it is unsafe for me and baby to have a doctor try to turn the baby from the outside.
My doctor said he is willing to attempt a VBAC with me if this baby settles in head down. But if this is baby is breech he will only do a c-section. DH and I agree with this idea. Right now this kid is very comfortable sitting breech when we have looked during ultrasounds. LOL So it is still up in the air for now.
But the more DH and I discuss it the more unsure I am as to what I want to do. I was positive before that I wanted to attempt a VBAC if given the opportunity. But now I am starting to worry about the risks. I have been reading that only 60% of mom's attempting a VBAC actually succeed and the other 40% end up having a c-section again anyway. I do not want to go through labor just to turn around and have a c-section. I did that once with my son. It was very frustrating. I do not want to do it again. DH is freaked out about the risk of rupture even though it is small. We would like to have more children some day. And of course I keep hearing about woman who rupture and are unable to stop bleeding and have a hysterectomy.
So anyway ladies what do you think? What are the pros and cons of a repeat c-section? Did you or would you choose a repeat c-section? Any views on VBAC?