I want to try for a VBAC

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Registered: 07-29-2009
I want to try for a VBAC
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Thu, 02-18-2010 - 5:19pm
Hi all! I have a lot of pregnancy history as well, but the long and short of it is I have had one successful vaginal birth (they did induce me as well, but I was already in labor that day, my water broke before I even got to the hospital, and was already having contractions). With my second child, he was a bit larger, though my vaginally delivered child was 9 lbs as well, but he started having "fetal distress" so they whisked me away for a c section. I also had high blood pressure as well. I think I mainly had a c section b/c they were determined to force me into labor, and my body did not respond to the methods they used (cervadil for a few days, then pitocin) So I know without a doubt I could deliver vaginally, as I have before. However, this time around, my blood pressure has been great. But now, my blood sugar is an issue. I went for my 3 hour GTT, so I am hoping to find out the result today or tomorrow, but now my hopes for a VBAC are dwindling. I feel like I am going to have to have one again (a csection) I am worried I won't go into labor in enough time for them to support me in having a VBAC, I am worried my baby will be too big now for them to support me in my VBAC. I am worried about if I have a C section, panicking thru it again, like I did before. I don't want to wake up from GA to have someone pushing on my belly, with my mouth completely dry, and not seeing my LO, or getting to hold them like I did with my first. I went thru a bad period of depression, in part I feel b/c of the C section. With my first one, I got to hold him and nurse him nearly immediately, and my second, I didn't get to really even hold him for 4 hours. I know they are sleepy usually after, but it's important for us I think as well, to feel them and smell them. It breaks my heart that I was so drugged feeling for so long. I did get pain meds with my first (epi) and in my case I held off for as long as possible, and then it benefitted me, because it helped me to relax enough to be able to dilated fully after he stalled at like 7 cms. But now I am just so worried about everything.

Kris, expecting #3 4-18-2010

Kris, expecting #3 4-18-2010

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Registered: 04-18-2009
Thu, 02-18-2010 - 8:59pm

Hi Kris,


Congratulations on your pg and welcome to the board!

Rose 


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Registered: 10-28-2008
Mon, 02-22-2010 - 9:20am
NEVER let your doctor make the decision for you. You can, and most likely will, be able to have a normal vaginal birth, VBAC is just a word. One c-section does not increase your chance of uterine rupture significantly without induction drugs. Watch your sugar intake, but don't stress about the baby being too big. My last baby was 9 pounds 4 ounces and I have a friend who delivered one, also at home, that was over 11 pounds! No problem at all. Check this out. http://www.pregnancybirthandbabies.com/Big_baby.htm Look around the site, they have a lot of great information. Trust your body. You can have a normal vaginal birth, just like the first time, and you are in charge of your body. Don't let the doctor or anyone else scare you into an unneccessary cesarean. They cannot MAKE you do anything, regardless of what they might tell you. You can, and deserve to, do it! My section made me depressed as well, but my VBACs were empowering!
Crystal... First birth emergency cesarean after a cascade of typical ridiculous interventions, 2 hospital VBACs, and home birth VBAC last April.
Crystal... First birth emergency cesarean after a cascade of typical ridiculous interventions, 2 hospital VBACs, and 1 home birth water VBAC.
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Mon, 02-22-2010 - 9:45am
Thanks for link to the site, some good info on there. Very inspiring!! I am going to keep exercising gently, and keep trying to get into the mindset the next few weeks. I did find out I have GD, but this isn't going to stop me. I know I can, I have a pretty good midwife too, who wants me to be happy, so I think I will have enough support on that front, especially if I can keep my blood sugars under control.

Kris, expecting #3 4-18-2010

Kris, expecting #3 4-18-2010

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Registered: 04-18-2009
Wed, 02-24-2010 - 7:58pm
I'm sorry you have gd.

Rose 


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Sat, 02-27-2010 - 2:37pm
I feel your pain, I delivered my first baby c section after HOURSSSS of labor, failure to completely dilate, and my daughter's increasing heart rate. Reading about the afterwards just brings back horrible memories of right after. I couldn't stay awake except when they brought my angel in the room for our first real meeting. Laying flat on your back when your drugged and putting your brand new baby on your chest was a horrible feeling that i was going to drop her. I too am pregnant again and hope as well for a vbac. I have nothing but hopeful thoughts for us both. I hope your test comes back good. I had to have the 3 hr and it turned out fine last time.
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Sat, 02-27-2010 - 7:44pm
well, the test confirmed I am a gestational diabetic, but I am just going to try to eat right, which isn't supper easy, and take some walks in the evening time, which

Kris, expecting #3 4-18-2010

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Registered: 04-18-2009
Sun, 02-28-2010 - 9:01pm
I'm sorry you tested positive for gd, Kris, but it sounds like you've got a great plan!

Rose

Rose 


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Registered: 07-21-1998
Mon, 03-01-2010 - 9:09am
FWIW, my sister tested positive for GD once, and it turned out to be renal glycoseurea. (I have no idea how to spell it). That's a common condition among pregnant women, too. Doing all the things for GD is still right, but you might ask the doctor if that much less serious possibility is really eliminated.
Cthulu Crochet



Cthulu Crochet

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Tue, 03-16-2010 - 12:00pm
Well, now with the perinatologist seeing me because of the GD, he wants me to deliver within my 38th week. I am now 36 weeks. I am 1 cm diliated already, baby is head down, I am hoping I will go into labor on my own, but I doubt it will happen within my 38th week. I am worried about them trying to force me into lobor again, I am worried about my little boy, if he is C-sec he might having problems breathing, and adding the GD to that, he can have those same problems. My midwife is super supportive, but of course she can only do what the OBs recommend and back up. I am worried, wondering if they are going to give me pitocin or what, I think pitocin doesn't increase our chances of uterine rupture. I will refuse the cervadil, I don't think it truly works anyway, and I don't think they like to give it to VBACers. For now, my husband and I are DTD to try to help thin and ripen my cervix. I hope it is working (seems to as I am a 1 cm, which isn't much, but a start!!) I don't think I was even a 1 when they tried to make me go into labor with my second one. I am walking as well, hoping that helps position him. Wishing you all the best of luck. Hopefully I get to have a great VBAC story to share and inspire in others. I just want my little one to benefit from the vaginal birth. I don't want him to have anymore struggles then he might b/c of the GD.

Kris, expecting #3 4-18-2010

Kris, expecting #3 4-18-2010

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Registered: 04-18-2009
Wed, 03-17-2010 - 10:57am
I don't know a lot about GD.

Rose 


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