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Re : V.B.A.C.

Postby angelkat » Mon May 24, 2004 07:52 pm

Since I had a Classic C sec I have no choice but to have another c-sec this time. In a way, I am very happy about that because I get to avoid all the labor pains (sorry ladies labor pains HURT) and another thing we get to pick the birthday (as long as things are still going good then!)

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Re : V.B.A.C.

Postby julie f » Mon May 24, 2004 07:45 pm

Hey Stacey,

I also had a C-section and doubt I had much choice in the matter, although I honestly don't think I ever asked... I always dreamed of the dramatic scene where I'd be sitting at home holding my belly telling my husband, "It's time..." and we'd laugh and kiss and drive off into the sunset to have our little baby... (vaginally but with lots of drugs...[;)])

Anyway... getting to my point... I talked with my doctor about this before we started TTC again and she said that it's really a bit premature to discuss, if I have a "textbook" pregnancy and I'm 37++ weeks w/no problems then, maybe... If I have issues then, we'll do what the situation dictates...

Personally, I think I will feel more comfortable with a repeat C. I've just turned way too much into a control freak to be comfortable with nature taking it's course... I just don't much trust my body anymore to be honest with you. Cynical I know and, I hope my *sunny* disposition relaxes a bit when I actually do become pregnant but, we'll see.[8D]

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Re : V.B.A.C.

Postby staceyc » Mon May 24, 2004 07:43 pm

Iagree. I actually want a c-section again, I think the recovery with a c-secton may be easier having done it with my son the first time around and I dont want the risk involved in it.(hemorraghing etc.) With my first one my perinatologist said I could try Vaginal Borth but because I was only 30 weeks there was a good chance ha my son could notlabor through a vaginal delivery and that my BP would spoke again.

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Re : V.B.A.C.

Postby laura » Mon May 24, 2004 07:37 pm

I think that a lot of it depends on your personal circumstance- what kind of incision you had, whether or not you've had a vaginal delivery before, etc.

I personally would have done VBAC if I had been able to go into labor spontaneously (she says after the fact [;)]). But, because I had hypertension in my second pregnancy, too, there was no way I was going to make it to my due date without an induction. VBAC is far, far riskier if you are induced- the prostiglandins increase your risk of rupture- so VBAC ended up not being an option for me.

From what I understand, the 'default' delivery after a section is another section- if you want a VBAC, you must choose to have it. And I'd say yep- VBAC is definitely something you'd want to be on the same page as your doc on.

I do have to confess, though, that the second section was SOOOOOOOO much easier and less painful than the first- it was like a night and day difference. I was so pleasantly surprised at how quickly I recovered from it.

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Postby staceyc » Mon May 24, 2004 07:25 pm

Can anyone shed some light on Vaginal Birth After C-Section. With Jayson I had a semi-emergency c-section so there was very little choice of whic hwasy I could deliver. I am thinking once I do becme pregnant again..I would like to deliver via c-section. I have heard conficting reports tha some Dr's frown upon vaginal birth afte c-section and some dont? Can you share your experience

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