Ok for backround when I had my son I went into labor on my own at 38 weeks, It was slow so we walked around Walmart(1am it was the only place open) for a few hours till I couldn't talk or walk during contractions. So we headed to the hospital and they told me that I was still at 3cm even though my contractions were strong and every 2 minutes but were uneven(One side of my Uterus would contract that a different time then the other). So my doctor being up the canyon with no cell reception they assigned me to another doctor who had me walk around for 3 HOURS about every two minutes of I almost fell over and was in enough pain I would retch and cry with most of them. After which I was at a four cm so they let me have my epidural which of course stopped labor entirely even though the contractions were the same and I still had a hot spot on my left side. My Doc finally showed up at about 3pm broke my water but nothing happened,we started the Pitocin at 4pm which evened out the contractions and finally made them tolerable and then after 18 hours of labor and 8cm we found out that it was his butt not his head because he pooped. So they called in an OB(my doctor was a GP) who did offer the do it vaginally if I wanted and I said no so we did a c-section. It was the best part of the who experience.
But my biggest doubts are because after the labor I went through my cervix was so low in my vagina it was scary. 4 months later we were thinking of starting to try for another baby and I was wondering why sex was so painful and my cervix was only a little past the first knuckle which scarred me because my Aunt as well as a few other women in my family have had a uterine prolapse. On top of all that almost all women in my family tear horribly and some of them were at home with midwives so something tells me it's not about being confined to a bed.
So considering my past labor experience and a family history like that would you try for a VBAC? I'm really leaning toward just scheduling a repeat c-section but I know it's going to be hell to find a doctor who will do that because I'm on medicaid and federal employee insurance and they are really trying to keep costs down.
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