trying for another VBAC

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Registered: 03-26-2003
trying for another VBAC
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Tue, 01-19-2010 - 5:14pm

Hi everyone.

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Registered: 07-21-1998
Tue, 01-19-2010 - 5:42pm

I think you should push back on that "gotta start by 41 weeks" thing. Of course I hope it doesn't matter, but it's such a shame to stress on the "can't go past date" when you know the problems of a preemie. If you go to 42 weeks, try to labor, and the baby is too big, which isn't very likely) at least you'll know the baby is full term and healthy. It just sounds like you had a VBAC last time because the doctor couldn't stop you, and I'm not sure you're going to get the labor support you need.


(On the bright side, often the Nth baby comes faster than the one before, and they really can't stop you this time, as long as they don't scare you into giving up on yourself.)

Cthulu Crochet



Cthulu Crochet

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Tue, 01-19-2010 - 6:32pm

I am sure my Dr is VBAC supportive, when she found out I wanted another VBAC the first thing out of her mouth was "this is going to be so fun"

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Registered: 04-18-2009
Tue, 01-19-2010 - 9:09pm

Hi Marisa,


Welcome to the board!

Rose 


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Registered: 07-21-1998
Tue, 01-19-2010 - 10:08pm
The 41 week thing is common here, and I never liked it. My c-section was at 34 weeks, and after that, I did NOT want my next baby out any sooner than necessary. Merely getting to 40 weeks was a win; the rest was gravy.
Cthulu Crochet



Cthulu Crochet

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Wed, 01-20-2010 - 10:55am

Congratulations, and welcome back, Marisa!

-Sarah, mom to Melissa Jeanne, born 9/4/07, and baby boy, due 4/9/10

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Registered: 02-26-2008
Mon, 02-01-2010 - 3:24pm

My only piece of advice came from my Bradley class...Have a lot of sex...chemicals in semen helps ripen and soften the cervix....and orgasm can help jump start contractions (when the time is right of course)....

Good luck...keep everyone posted how things turn out...


Sarah
Wife to Kevin
Step-mom to Justin (11)
Mom to twins Grace and Isabelle (3)and Boyd (21months)
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Fri, 02-12-2010 - 1:40pm
Hi Marisa- I was here two years ago preparing for my first V-BAC.
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