i have a huge dilemna!! i am due april 26 with my second baby. for my first pregnancy, they had to induce me as i was a week past my due date and the baby was pretty big. after dilating completely, i pushed for a couple hours and the baby never progressed down the birth canal. i think it was because i have a small pelvis.
the doctors now are giving me mixed messages on whether i should try for the VBAC or make things simple and schedule a c-section. i would rather, health -wise to deliver the baby vaginally. i don't want to be stuck in the hospital at the nurse's mercy and i hate all the meds you have to be on. plus, there's the pain of the incision! it makes nursing difficult and, i'm sure, taking care of a two-year-old rather hard. i don't have family to help me at home. my mom is out of the question, my mother-in-law is recovering from kidney failure and my husband is ultra busy at work right now.
that is where the main dilemna lies. his boss is only willing to give him a full week off from work. after that, he can work at home a lot of the time when he isn't down at the capitol attending to business. (he is a lobbyist and the legislature is in session)
if i go ahead and schedule a c-section, i can plan it for a friday and that gives him extra time with me and the kids. most of the doctors are telling me that i will probably end up with a c-section anyway. if i could plan it, i would be happier!
i just don't know what to do! any advice/opinions would be welcome!