hoping to vbac

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hoping to vbac
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Sat, 02-13-2010 - 11:37am

I just found out that I am expecting again. I'm 4 weeks with #3. #1 was natural, #2 was emergency c-sec b/c cord was around her neck. My c- sec was only 7 months ago anyone know how that may affect ability to vbac?


Kelly #3 due 10/24

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In reply to: kmp1979
Sat, 02-13-2010 - 4:54pm

Well, I'll be an optimist and say you've got one more indicator to tell whether your OB is REALLY pro-VBAC. The only study that has ever been done made a single dividing criterion between "short time" and "long time" between births. That line was 18 months, and a small difference in risk was found. But doctors make their own choices, and it's probable that anybody who tells you it's too soon between births to plan a VBAC is probably looking for an excuse, anyway.

Now the fact that you DID have a vaginal birth before is real good news for your odds of success, as long as your caregiver doesn't have kittens about it.

Cthulu Crochet



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In reply to: kmp1979
Sun, 02-14-2010 - 10:56am

Thanks for the reply. When I went in for my pp apt, he said to wait a year, but that was for the mothers rest, they recommend a year no matter how you delivered. He did say that everything would be heeled at about 6 months. He had to know that we were wanting to have another baby. I asked him questions about if I could vbac, he said I was a very good candidate, but it would depend on size of baby and my BP. I was induced with both my DD's due to Pre-e. He did say of course to try vbac I could not be induced, only water breaking if I'm favorable, which I would only opt for if I was going to be forced into a repeat c-sec due to not going on my own or BP issues.


Kelly

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Sun, 02-14-2010 - 1:52pm

Pre-e huh? That was why I had my c-section, having gotten it so suddenly & severely that there wasn't time to try an induction. You need to read up & form an opinion on the "Brewer diet." Here's a start.

http://www.blueribbonbaby.org/

You really need to decide whether you want to do this, because a lot of the recommendations amount to "What is good nutrition NORMALLY is not necessarily the best practice to follow while you're pregnant" and this may not jibe with your doctor's recommendations especially if you start to develop pre-e before following this diet.

The good news -- I used it, and did not again develop pre-e.

The bad news -- the friend who told me about this stuff had 5 kids total, and did, in fact, develop pre-e during pregnancies 1 & 3 & maybe 5. (At least 2 of the children, including the last, were VBACs).

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Cthulu Crochet

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In reply to: kmp1979
Sun, 02-14-2010 - 8:22pm

Hi Kelly,


Welcome to the board and congratulations on your pregnancy! I had pre-e with my first and haven't had it since.

Rose