I was induced a week before my due date because we were moving 3 states away and my husband was starting school right before our first baby's due date. I had a pretty easy labor, only about 12 hours. When I was 10cm, my baby's heart rate dropped dramatically and they had to do an emergency c-section. We still never found out what happened, I just know that my epidural was so strong and I had to get the baby out too fast that I didn't have time to push...he turned out upwards of 9lbs, even a week early.
Anyone have a similar experience? I would love to hear from you. I want to have a VBAC when we have our second child, but I'm afraid the same scenario will play out again. I know the child's health and safety come first, but I really don't want to schedule a c-section birth.
Answer by mghtymffn at 7:21 PM on Jan. 6, 2011
Answer by aheuszel at 7:23 PM on Jan. 6, 2011
I was 43 weeks pg (knew exact dates) with no signs of imminent labor, with decreasing amniotic fluid levels, so I needed to be induced. I progressed to 7Cm and then my daughter's heart rate crashed and an emergency C/S was performed. With my second, I was open for a Vbac, but again never went into labor. In order to avoid a repeat scenario, I opted for a repeat C/S at 42 weeks. As an Nicu nurse, I felt that I made the best, most educated decision for my babies..... I delivered in San Francisco, a very liberal spot in terms of letting women choose their own birth plan, so a Vbac definitely would have been an option. In other less liberal places, I'm not so sure. My kids both weighed 7lbs, so size was not an issue. Second babies are usually bigger than firsts, so that is something you might want to consider too. GL
Answer by Sisteract at 7:39 PM on Jan. 6, 2011
Answer by Katie80620 at 12:33 AM on Jan. 7, 2011
Answer by Katie80620 at 12:34 AM on Jan. 7, 2011
Answer by mama2bof2 at 6:57 AM on Jan. 7, 2011