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Old 08-28-2011, 06:33 AM   #21
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Re: Why did you choose a c-section over VBAC?

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I can understand that for sure... Keep in mind though - all inductions are different!! My first one was horrible and ended in a section, my second was amazing and I VBACd.
If I had dilated at all on my own I'd have considered it.

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Old 08-28-2011, 06:39 AM   #22
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Re: Why did you choose a c-section over VBAC?

Btw I just want to throw this out there...

Women who choose to have repeat c-sections are no less of a woman than one who decides to do a vbac and vice versa.

Sometimes I think repeat c-section moms are often "guilted" into vbacs or berated for not going the vbac route.
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Old 08-29-2011, 05:36 PM   #23
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I had no intentions of putting my life at risk. Very simple decision.

I have no guilt or remorse with the repeat c-sections.

My babes are always over 10lbs and over 22 inches. Long painful labor with issues. Just not worth the risks to me.
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Old 08-29-2011, 09:19 PM   #24
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Re: Why did you choose a c-section over VBAC?

Ack. I just had the choice taking from me with a dx of complete previa. I'm really ok either way it just would have been nice to attempt to avoid another surgery.
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Re: Why did you choose a c-section over VBAC?

My first birth story was almost the same as yours. I tried for a VBAC for my 2nd (10 years later) and made it to 5cm all on my own. But no further. I opted for another emergency c. Turns out I was on the brink of rupturing which is probably why my labor stalled. Not everyone is cut out for motherhood (I'm talking physically here although is a true fact either way) and my body just isn't. Without modern medicine I would not be a mom, I'd be dead. Enter the reason for repeat c-sections.
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Re: Why did you choose a c-section over VBAC?

Though I ended up w/ a successful VBAC w/ DS2, I had made peace w/ the fact that I very well may end up w/ a repeat c/s. I knew I'd done everything in my power possible to avoid it, so this time it would be truly necessary.

BTW, I didn't start dilating until 41weeks.
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Re: Why did you choose a c-section over VBAC?

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Ack. I just had the choice taking from me with a dx of complete previa. I'm really ok either way it just would have been nice to attempt to avoid another surgery.

At 20 weeks there is still a chance that your placenta could move. The uterus still has a lot of growing to do at that point.
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Re: Why did you choose a c-section over VBAC?

Good luck with your decision! I knew that a VBAC wasn't right for me not for any medical reasons, simply because my first birth was such a horrible experience (DD turned sideways when my water broke, no one tried to turn her, so after 21 hours in labor I spent 2 hours pushing for no *real* reason since she wasn't going anywhere) and I didn't want to go through it again. Good luck to you! I have a friend who just did it and she went from not dialated at all to having the baby the next day.
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Thanks for sharing all your stories. I'm staying positive that I will be able to try for my VBAC. I am due this weekend and will go for two NSTs next week and consult with my doctor again on Thursday. I pray that DS2 will come this weekend though.
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