Really hoping for a VBAC

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Really hoping for a VBAC
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Fri, 12-18-2009 - 1:03am
My name is Amy Lynn. I am married to Ethan. I have an 11 year old son named Bryan and am 13 weeks pregnant with my second child. I have a heart shaped uterus. My son's head was stuck in the right section of my uterus and he was unable to get turned around. Because he was breech and because he was sticking his little feet out my OB decided on a c-section. I was very disappointed but I am glad he made it out safely. We were completely unaware of the malformation before my c-section. I have discussed the possibility of a VBAC my second time around. I want very much to have the chance to delivery vaginally. I would like to experience both routes. My OB said as long as the baby settles in head down then he is happy to help me attempt a VBAC. But if the baby settles in head up like my son did he wants to do another c-section. DH and I agree completely with him. At my first trimester screening ultrasound the tech commented on how funny it was that the baby looked like he/she was sitting in a chair. I asked if that meant the baby was breech right now and she said yes. For now anyway. So now of course I am freaking out about this baby getting cozy that way and having to have a c-section again. It would not be the end of the world. All that matters to me is that we are both healthy and safe. I don't know. I know it is far to early to be freaking out about this. But my next OB appointment is still 2 weeks away. I plan on asking my OB at that time when the baby could get "stuck" in the breech position. I am thinking because of the shape of my uterus it will be earlier on then say if my uterus was normal shaped. But I wonder how early. Anybody have any ideas?

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Sat, 12-19-2009 - 9:59am

I had a message all typed out yesterday, and internet explorer kept crashing on it. Now I'm in Firefox.

Unfortunately, the answer is "I don't know much about odd-shaped uteruses or how it affects anything". I do know that it's entirely normal for babies to be head up at this point, that several people have tried lights, music, and lying on an inclined board (feet up) to turn a baby, and that there is a technique called an "external version" for doctors to turn babies. I'd try asking the doctor about all of these.

There are also alleged accupuncture & chiropractic techniques to turn babies. You could research those, also.

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Cthulu Crochet

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Registered: 09-01-2004
Sat, 12-19-2009 - 12:26pm
I had an external version scheduled for my son. But I went into labor a couple of days before the appointment. I had lost to much amnionic fluid by the time I went in and they decided not to turn him. When they found the mmalformation during my c-section they freaked. They said due to the large dip in my uterus if they had tried to turn him my uterus would most likely have ruptured and they could have lost both of very quickly. I guess my gaurdian angel was really watching over us that day. So they made it very clear in my medical records that an external version is never an option. I think that is why my doctor so strongly pointed out that if the baby was breech again he would not preform a VBAC. Only a c-section. Which I totally get. I really hope this baby flips around in time and settles in head down. Maybe some of your ideas can be helpful until then. Thanks!

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Registered: 04-18-2009
Sat, 12-19-2009 - 7:08pm

Hi Amylynn,


I don't know much about a heart shaped uterus, but I had one of my babies turn breech right at 40 weeks.

Rose