I am currently fighting for a vbac. Putting aside all the legal stuff (I have a doula), I was wondering healthwise: will my daily consumption of pregnancy-friendly herbal teas (such as raspberry leaf, dandelion root...etc) and daily kegels and prenatal yoga (practically daily since 1st month!) increase my chances of a vaginal birth? I mean since Im helping my body prepare?Answer Question
Answer by AF4life at 5:35 AM on May. 3, 2012
Answer by starrburst21 at 1:41 AM on May. 3, 2012
Kegels aren't going to do a thing for you. Yoga and any form of squatting might help. The herbs and teas - I have no idea. Why did you have your first c-section? Was it just failure to wait? If your water tends to break too early I think I read something about vitamin C and some oil I can't remember the name of. If you had a breech the first time I would recommend spinningbabies.com . Heck they are good anyway. They have something about opening the pelvic floor muscles I wish I had known about. Supposed to be very good if you stop dilating to get things moving again.
Answer by LoveMyDog at 9:27 AM on May. 3, 2012
Yep, failure to wait. No reason for another surgical delivery. No other hospital you can go to? I would go to spinningbabies.com. Also contact ICAN. Don't go to any extra appointments. No U/S to check size. No vaginal exams to check dilation, Just an opportunity for the dr to interfere or panic. Can you find a home birth midwife? A doula really isn't enough.
Answer by LoveMyDog at 9:34 AM on May. 7, 2012