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Anyone had a VBAC???

Posted by on Sep. 7, 2009 at 2:26 PM
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Okay so my son is 3 years old right now and I have been thinking soooo much about having another baby.  I really wanted to wait at least until he was in Kindgergarten but I dont know if I can wait that long.  I have had a serious case of baby fever here recently.

Well my question is..I had a csection with my son because the doctor thought he was going to be really large well he came out a perfect 7 lbs 12 oz and 21 inches long.  Not huge at all.  I wanted sooo bad to have a natural birth and was very disappointed in the fact that my wish to have a natural birth was taken away from me.  Now I have been reading up more on having a natural birth after a csection because I would really like to try to do it the way I want to this time. 

Has anyone ever done this, were there any complications if so?  From what I am reading the chances of rupturing are small but there is a chance.  I want to have more children and I am also reading that they try to limit the amount of time they will do a csection.  Would it be better to go ahead the try to do the natural birth instead of having another csection? 

 

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lundaylove
by on Sep. 7, 2009 at 2:46 PM

i had my VBAC 9 months ago and i was happy i could be able to do so. I spoke many times with my doctor weighing the pros and cons and she told me that having a VBAC was less risky overall. The risk of uterine rupture which is the most concerning thing they have is less than 1%, risks of complications during a repeat csection is less than 3% so VBAC is safer.

When i had my VBAC the only "complication" we had was the cord was wrapped around my sons neck so his heartrate dropped but the doc said that could have happened whether we had a repeat csection or a VBAC. My son was born completely healthy though.

Good Luck with everything!

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doulala
by on Sep. 7, 2009 at 3:26 PM


Quoting joelsmommy:

the doctor thought he was going to be really large well he came out a perfect 7 lbs 12 oz and 21 inches long. 

Would it be better to go ahead the try to do the natural birth instead of having another csection? 

Your doctor predicted this ahead of time?
Apparently, there is no way to know for certain until the delivery.   Predicting that baby will be "too big" doesn't make sense~  women can birth all sizes of babies.    It's other issues that could play a part~  issues that come up during delivery.

Babies are "bigger" with fat, which smooshes.   Their head plates fold in, "molding."   Moms hips have been loosened thanks to the hormone, Relaxin.   Working with her body, maybe squatting, and with gravity, a woman can open her pelvis over 30%!!  (That is a LOT.)

For many reasons, trying for a VBAC would be in yours and baby's best interest.   But maybe not the surgeon's calender.   It would probably be much more helpful to consider hiring a normal birth specialist who is happy to help you achieve a successful VBAC.

I think this helps:   Big Baby Balogna

VBAC moms




"There is no scientific evidence that doing over 10 percent of births
with a cesarean improves the outcome for the woman or improves the
outcome for the baby." Dr. Marsden Wagner

"Only about 15% of medical interventions are supported by solid scientific evidence…. This is partly because only 1% of the studies in medical journals are scientifically sound and partly because many treatments have not been assessed at all."

— Richard Smith, editor of the British Medical Journal

ihscoutlover
by on Sep. 7, 2009 at 3:30 PM

Hey Momma I am going for a VBAC in December and my son is 2.  I do wish you the best if you choose to go that route.  Here is a group that I have joined that has been really helpful.  It's all about VBAC Moms

http://www.cafemom.com/group/1540

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mommeof5
by on Sep. 7, 2009 at 3:31 PM

I have had 4 VBAC and had no problems,it was a great experience. Go for it. I personally wouldnt of had a C-section just bcuz my dr thought my baby was to big. I would have gone through the labor and then if i couldnt have pushed him out i would of had a C-section. My son was breached cuming butt first so i had a emergency C-section.

joelsmommy
by on Sep. 7, 2009 at 4:06 PM

Thanks so much for all the answers!!  I sort of knew the pros and cons of both sides and the risks associated.  I really just wanted to hear what other moms thought.  I think I will definately go with the vbac when the time comes.  I think I would enjoy the experience much more. 

doulala
by on Sep. 7, 2009 at 4:20 PM


Quoting joelsmommy:

Thanks so much for all the answers!!  I sort of knew the pros and cons of both sides and the risks associated.  I really just wanted to hear what other moms thought.  I think I will definately go with the vbac when the time comes.  I think I would enjoy the experience much more. 

:-D

Check out the VBAC Moms group, it is EXTREMELY helpful!!  :-)

And I strongly suggest getting maternity care from a normal birth specialist (midwife), not a surgeon (OB), when hoping to avoid surgery.     If a mom "risks out" then she goes to the high-risk specialist/surgeon, right?  Until then, get superior care and a better chance at the birth of your dreams!!

Consider a birth doula, too!  ;-D

Stay strong, and good luck!!!!





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