Apparently I have red flags on both my previous pregnancies that necessitated my having c-sections.
My first was an emergency CS when DS heartrate bottomed out twice and wouldn't come back up.
My second was a scheduled CS because DD had single umbilical artery.
Also being pregnant and having C-sections twice in the last 4 years is not in my favor.
My OB will not accept me as a patient if I am determined to do a trial of labor. I am not sure I can find another OB who would be more open to the idea as this OB generally is open to VBAC.
So its another C-section or unassisted home birth. Im not that brave. :hide:
Oh, well, I still get a baby out of this.:goodvibes:
06-24-2008, 10:02 AM
I am sorry! :hugs: I am in the same boat and this is only my second delivery. I have had a bit more time to get used to the idea though since they told me prior to my last/first c-section that I was going to have to have a section with every pregnancy from then on.
06-24-2008, 10:04 AM
Many OBs wont even look at a Mother who wants to to have a VBA2C!
I had two C/S yet I am a high risk according to my OB ... umm, not really! I am high risk because VBA2C is nearly unheard of in a hospital.
I have also has 2 C/S in the last 4yrs, my DS heart rate also dropped (due to the pitocin).
Talk to a Midwife and see what she says, most likely you will not be so high risk.
I talked to at least 10 Midwives in my area and all looked at my records and me and I am going for a HBA2C early Feb :)
06-24-2008, 04:23 PM
have you checked into Midwifery? you may actually not NOT be a good candidate. i got pg just 6 months after my 2nd c-section and had a VBA2C 15 months later. no OB would touch me but a Midwife did. :hugs:
06-24-2008, 05:30 PM
Yep talk to a mw, DS1 hr dropped and such b/c of their interventions.
06-24-2008, 05:47 PM
and either way you birth all that matters is that you have a healthy baby and a healthy mommy!!! :hugs: but, if you truly desire a VBA2C just hunt hunt hunt for a qualified Midwife to take you on. there was only 1 Midwife in all of Houston that would take me as a client. i had almost given up as i was 30 wks before i found someone, you still have lots of time!! :goodvibes:
06-25-2008, 09:11 AM
After my 1st baby I was considering VBAC. I LOVE my ob/gyn and was not a fan of most of the midwives that I met/used.
My doc was willing to consider VBAC. In the end I wanted a healthy baby more than I wanted to have a VBAC. Turns out after 2 c-sections my uterus was both thin and very scarred.
At the end of the day labor and delivery is/was 1 day of my life. RAising a child is the rest of my life. Being healthy and having a healthy baby means the WORLD to me. Nobody (but me) cares how he got here. Him being here is of chief concern.
06-25-2008, 10:18 AM
Where are you? What about a midwife? I have two friends that had a VBA2C. I do not see how the reasons given have any bearing and your ability to VBAC successfully w/ the right care provider.