inducing 4th VBAC? WTH

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Registered: 04-10-2009
inducing 4th VBAC? WTH
Fri, 04-10-2009 - 9:43am
okay ladies...I am really hoping someone can help me out here...I am currently 39 weeks and 4 days pregnant with my 5th child...I had a cesction 12.5 years ago due to a breech presentation.
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Registered: 03-18-2009
Sat, 04-11-2009 - 12:17am

Hey Jenn -

Wow - that's interesting. I suppose that you don't have a ton of options (in terms of changing doctors) because you're so far along in your pregnancy. Is this a new doc for you... because I would have thought that you addressed this issue with your prior births.

Well, first off, I don't think you HAVE TO accept an induction. I'd ask your doctor if they'll let you go to 42 weeks with monitoring -- biophysical profiles and ultrasounds -- until something is specifically medically indicated that the baby needs to be born. With my second (my VBAC attempt) my DS was 8 days late by my dates and my doctor had no issue with it at all because everything looked just fine with him. :) Also - try all those "getting labor started" things. Sex and a lot of walking finally worked for me!

You may consider cross posting your message on the VBAC board. Those ladies may have some BTDT ideas for you!

Good luck and CONGRATULATIONS! Please keep us posted.