Vbac getting closer - I'm getting nervou
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|Fri, 02-19-2010 - 10:31pm|
I am a huge lurker, but haven't posted till now.
I was told by my OB that I had to be induced at 41weeks. Being a FTM I had no clue, so I did what I was told. I went to the hospital and they said I was already dilated 3cm and was having little contractions, so they couldn't give me the gel. .. This should have been my cue to turn around and head home... but They pushed me to have pitocin. Not letting me know that I had choices. AFter 12 hours on the Pitocin and not progressing they turned it off.. and told me to rest a bit.. In the morning the doctor broke my water, and they started the pitocin over again. 12 hrs later I had dilated to 9.5 cm and had a huge urge to push, but was told not to. My daughter was Post Terrier and the pressure in the back was huge.. Well eventually I got an infection, which caused me to fever. And DD's hr started to slow.
So a c-section it was. She was 9lbs 12 oz and healthy.
It was a horrible experience for me, and I don't want to do any of it again.. so I guess I am excited that I will not be induced, but like many ladies here, I have been told I cannot go over 41 weeks.
So with all that said.. I am 9 weeks away and I am really starting to worry about a VBAC. I know it is definitely the way I want to go, but having not done it vaginally before I don't know what to expect.
I am currently measuring big, but do not have GD. My MW seems very supportive, but the OB at the hospital is pushing for a c-sec because my DD was so large, and she thinks this one will be larger.
Thank you ladies for reminding me that I have a voice, and I make the decisions in the end. I wish I had read this board prior to my first.
I do have questions though...
Does an epi really reduce my rate of success?
IF I made it to 9.5 the first time, will it help the second time?
What positions do you recommend to help prevent post terrier?
Is the meconium in the water the only danger of going over 41 weeks?