Hello All

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Hello All
Tue, 08-10-2010 - 10:45pm

I have recently found myself unexpectedly pregnant.

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Registered: 07-13-2009
In reply to: cariemamax5
Tue, 08-10-2010 - 11:08pm

Greetings Carie!

Congratulations on your pregnancy and your strength! I had a successful VBA3C this past February and it was wonderful. I posted a good portion of my birth story recently under the HVBA5C post. If you have found what I did, you know that VBAC after two or three CS's are only minimally more risky than VBAC after one but the trick is preparing and finding someone who is truly supportive to attend your birth. In my case is was a very open and supportive OB/GYN who believes that surgery is risky and if a woman wants a trial of labor and to deliver natural if possible she should be able to. That is what our bodies are made for and the risks of surgery are statistically greater than the risks of VBAC after one, two or three CS's. Personally I preferred to be in the hospital for my final phase of labor, just because if I did have a rupture, I wanted to have the ECS within minutes, which would keep us both safe. I wasn't crazy, like some dr's nurses and friends said, and I didn't want to put my baby at risk, just the opposite, I wanted less risk and that is the route we took. I hope that you find the support you are looking for here and in a practitioner. Best wishes for a healthy pregnancy, delivery and baby. I can answer any questions about my experience that you would like, just ask.

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Registered: 04-18-2009
In reply to: cariemamax5
Thu, 08-12-2010 - 10:33am

Hi Carie,

Congratulations on your pegnancy and welcome to the board!