Worried about limitations for VBAC
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|Wed, 01-26-2011 - 1:11pm|
I just came from my OB appointment, and I am discouraged by some of the limitations that seem to be placed on having a VBAC. I really want to do things as naturally as possible and want to just let the baby and my body do its thing. I know that things don't always go as planned, but I want to give nature as much of a chance as possible and not jump to conclusions that maybe not be necessary. Because I was induced a week early due to an apparently unfounded worry from an ultrasound, I ended up not progressing and opted for the epidural, which I blame for the increased heart rate of the baby, which led to the c-section I had.
This time around, I am determined to make use of all possible natural methods to help increase my changes of having a natural labor and hence the VBAC. But at my last two OB appointments, they have mentioned things that are discouraging me. First, because I had a c-section, they would want to monitor me and the baby at all times, via an internal monitor (don't have wireless at this hospital). Which means I can't walk the halls laboring, and I am assuming I can't jump in the shower. I definitely can't sit in the tub or have a waterbirth, as they don't even have those types of facilities.