not sure how to feel

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Registered: 05-15-2006
not sure how to feel
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Thu, 03-11-2010 - 8:12am
My first was a c, because i was overdue and he was breech with low fluid. This time i was was confused on what would happen, but basically dr said he thinks a repeat c would be best. But was open to talking about a vbac. I am a nurse so i tend to know a little more about stuff, and to be honest feel csection is major surgery and its making me very nervous!!!!!!! I had the first with out time to think about it! But i also am well aware of vbac risk and benifits and it makes me nervous tooo! I have never been in labor and the thought of it knowing i could rupture from the csection would make me nuts! I am a mess, and dont know what to do=( Any thoughts or adv?

Erin Proud mama of Baby Daniel 9/29/07


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Registered: 02-26-2008
Thu, 03-11-2010 - 10:43am

There are definitely risks and benefits to both. Some questions you might want to ask yourself are, "how many children do we want to have?" "What kind of recovery did I have after the last c-section?" "How big was my baby?" "Family history...lots of good labors or lots of er c-sections?" "How easy is it going to be to get a v-bac? Will I have the support system in place to take my child while I labor?"

Personally, if I were in your shoes, I would choose to vbac just because I had some bad c-section experiences (well, that's to say, my children didn't benefit from c-sections). But, that's me, I know it's going to be a hard decision for you. Best of luck on whatever you decide.


Sarah
Wife to Kevin
Step-mom to Justin (11)
Mom to twins Grace and Isabelle (3)and Boyd (21months)
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Registered: 03-18-2009
Mon, 03-15-2010 - 4:34pm

Erin,


Congratulations on your new pregnancy. Making the decision is a difficult one. I think that Sarah gave you lots of good questions to think about. For me, I knew that I wanted to try for a VBAC because we knew that we wanted a larger family and that (for me) the risks of increasing C sections are "worse" than the potential for rupture.

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