VBA2C? C-section? Birth in the car? LOL?

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Registered: 12-10-2003
VBA2C? C-section? Birth in the car? LOL?
Sat, 03-12-2011 - 5:31pm


I was a member here in 2008 when I tried to VBAC my second child.

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Registered: 07-23-2004
Sat, 03-12-2011 - 8:13pm
Hi Michelle,

Congratulations on your pregnancy and welcome back to the board.

I had to travel 45 minutes to the birth center in labor. My labor progressed pretty fast, nut had it gone slower, we planned to labor somewhere closer to the birth center - a hotel, park, WalMart, etc. depending on time of day and how my labor was going, It turned out that we didn't have our baby until hours later. It wasn't the most comfortable ride, but it was worth it to avoid a c/s. If you're concerned b/c you have fast labors, you may want to consider a home birth with a mw, or having a doula make the 45 minute trip with you.

I agree with your mw about the baby paving the way. My first ds was 10 pounds. After that, the others practically sneezed their way out. LOL.

It's great that you're keeping your options open and are planning as early as you can.

Let us know what the drs tell you and what you decide to do.


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Registered: 10-28-2005
Fri, 03-18-2011 - 7:38am

Hi Michelle,

Rose is correct that each pregnancy is different but that the first baby probably paved the way for this baby.

I would at least talk to the other options and see what they think. I hope you can get your VBAC!

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Registered: 04-16-2007
Fri, 04-01-2011 - 1:50pm
Congrats! Although a 45+ minute drive while in labor sounds horrible, it really isn't that bad. I think any length of drive while transitioning isn't going to be pleasant! LOL I think you have to do what you are comfortable with.... go talk to those other doctors and get their take on the situation. I had to fight like crazy to have my last VBAC and at the last second, the hospital tried to take it away from me..... thankfully my baby had other ideas! LOL I wish you the best luck and a happy VBAC!

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Registered: 07-21-1998
Wed, 04-13-2011 - 12:41am

I haven't been to this board since they moved everything around, but I just don't believe an hour or even two is too far to go for a VBAC.

Cthulu Crochet

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Registered: 09-10-2010
Wed, 04-13-2011 - 7:23am

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Registered: 10-28-2005
Wed, 04-13-2011 - 7:29am
Welcome back, Ca_dreamer! It's good to see you here!