I am new to this group and wanted to introduce myself. I have an 18month old DD and am pregnant with a boy due on Feb. 3. I had to have a c-section with DD but hoping for a VBAC this time. I am in a VBAC group but was hoping I would find more info to help prepare my mind to undergo what I hope to undergo.
The reason for my c-section was originally because DD was breech and I had low amniotic fluid. The low amniotic fluid and having protein in the urine is what prompted them that needed to give birth sooner than later. I was 38w3d. The night before the c-section I felt DD flip and told them I wanted an ultra sound because I was sure she had flipped and I didn't need the c-section. I was completely right and so we switched to induction. The first night I was given cervidil to soften my cervix that was Thursday night. Friday I was given pitocin, but I only contracted when they had me hooked up and even that wasn't much at all. I wasn't progressing a whole lot. The doctor couldn't rupture my water. Friday night I was given cervadil again, however I didn't feel right and didn't feel like it was in all the way. About 30 min-1 hour later I had to go to the bathroom and it came out. They refused to put another one in. The next morning the doctor was able to break my water so we were committed. 12hrs later I still wasn't even quite 3cm yet so for his convenience we went for a c-section.
His view is that my pelvic opening is too small to give birth vaginally so I am not even a candidate for a VBAC. Not to mention he doesn't do VBAC's. There are several hospitals in the county and the doctor has to be on the floor at all times while a VBAC is laboring. If somebody were to go into labor at a different hospital yet they are stuck with a VBAC woman, then it just wouldn't work out too well. So for this reason I went to a different doctor in a different county (actually the county I live in). She is willing to do a VBAC.
I'm excited about attempting a VBAC. I will soon start going to a chiropractor and I need to find a book on natural delivery. I will have to get an epideral put in place, just in case they have to rush me for a c-section, but even I want the medicine they wouldn't give me the whole amount because they need to me to feel if something goes wrong. I'm wanting go for as natural as possible and really feel as if I have found a doctor who respects my wishes.