...why did you decide to not have a VBAC?
I am working on my second breech baby! It's so frustrating. I had every intention of having a VBAC until I found out at 31 weeks that this baby is also breech and in the same exact position my daughter who never budged was in. Obviously I have a uterine shape that isn't conducive to head down positioning. While some might say, there's plenty of time for this baby to turn, I just know that's not going to happen.
Thanks so much for the input.
I had a c-section the first time, after 14 hours of good, hard, steady and close contractions. Pretty much fully dilated, DD just wouldn't come down! They tried everything, even pumping more fluid into me after about 12 hours. I'd had polyhydraminosis and my water broke--spectacularly, I might add, lol. Little stinker swam back up even further! The OB mentioned that she had felt a "bony protrustion," even though my pelvis seemed fine, and we decided to just get DD out of there with her heartrate dipping so much with every contraction.
My OB this time thinks I may be a good candidate for a VBAC but will support whichever direction I go. I have to admit, I'm tending towards another c-section. I know what to expect, and honestly, I had a pretty good experience with the c-section last time. No complications, good recovery, and off the hard meds pretty quickly. Still thinking about it, though!
I am going to have c-section #3 in April. My first was a failed induction. I was in labor for 15hrs and stalled at a 6. DS was getting worked up from it and his bp was dropping drastically with every contraction. They ended up going for emergency c-section when I started running a fever, had severely increased bp and started throwing up with breakthrough constractions.I scheduled my second because I didn't want to have the same problem as I did with #1. Same reason I am scheduling this one.
First was emergency. Second and 3rd were both breech.
1st was breech and dramatically so. Even with my c-section they had trouble getting him. My doctor does not support VBAC and no hospitals in my area support it either. I thought for a while about searching outside my area but decided that there is a very high likelihood my next will also be breech (b/c shape of my uterus) so searching for a VBAC friendly facility would likely be fruitless.
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