anyone else vbac with low lying placenta

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anyone else vbac with low lying placenta
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Mon, 02-08-2010 - 12:24pm

I am 32 weeks, due end of March and thinking about vbac.
My first was c/s I think due to a true knot in her umbilical cord and my uterus was not tolerating the pitocin. I labored for a while by myself and when they finally started pitocin I would have a contraction on top of contraction with no rest for my uterus and my DD was not tolerating it. And when the pitocin was stopped I still had contractions but they stalled I guess and I was stuck at 5-6 cm. Then I was talked into a c/s.

I have a new Dr. this time and he actually brought up the vbac discussion! I hadn't really thought about one since our original plan was to have only 2 but we may have more. Anyway he is all for it! He says that I am a great candidate and always brings it up during visits. I even had an ultrasound that showed I had a low lying placenta which he says puts me at risk for increased bleeding during labor and childbirth. And after all this he still insists that I am a good candidate for a vbac and is backing me up if I still decide to do one!!!!

The problem is that I am scared. Has anyone been through this before? I feel that I would do well and my body could handle it (My mom had 4 easy vaginal births, plus I am in really good shape-I ran a half marathon at 20 weeks)but I am also a nurse so you could say that I am not "blistfully unaware" of the risks of both sides. I have to also say that I had a really good recovery from my c/s and it was not that painful at all.

Any advice? Anyone had a c/s with a lowlying placenta?

Karen

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Tue, 02-09-2010 - 10:06pm

Hi Karen,


Welcome to the board!

Rose 


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Thu, 02-11-2010 - 10:24pm

I was just going to say that my cousin was on 'take it easy" bedrest for most of her pregnancy for placenta previa...they scheduled c-section and everything...then 2 weeks before the surgery, the placenta moved and she was able to deliver vaginally...

The great thing about babies is that they love to surprise us. Thank goodness us moms have learned to be flexible :)


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Sun, 02-14-2010 - 3:03pm
Thanks guys, this board is great. Just over the past few days I have had a "peace" that things were going to go just fine no matter the outcome.
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Sun, 02-14-2010 - 8:17pm
I'm glad you're feeling great about your upcoming birth!

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