VBAC Hopeful, but a lot going against me
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|Mon, 11-08-2010 - 8:31am|
My name is Morgan and I am preggo with #2, EDD 6/11/11. I have a son- Drake- who is almost 20 months old. He was born via a crash c-section after 31 hours of an induced labor at 42 weeks 5 days. The reason that was given was fetal hr decels and me having a fever. I had a horrible csection in which the epi did not work and I could feel everything they did. I had dialated to a 7 and D was really trying to come down, so they had to use the vacuum to get him out. It was rough.
Anyway, I am hoping for a VBAC. My mw is very supportive. However, I am concerned because I never went into labor with D. I HAD to be induced because I was so overdue (my placenta was calcifying) but I never had a contraction on my own nor did I dialate until they gave me the pitocin. I know that if you want a VBAC you should do everything possible to avoid induction, but I am not sure I can go into labor on my own. (My Mom couldn't either, she had to be induced both times after being very overdue). Even when they were prepping me for the csection, they turned off the pit and my contractions stopped. My body never took over.
Anyone heard of anything like this and have an encouraging story? Is there anything that I can do to up my chances of a VBAC? I really wanted a natural labor with no interventions and was devastated at my birth experience. Though I am always thankful that Drake is happy and healthy.