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Old 10-08-2013, 01:12 AM   #1
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VBAC mamas that have birthed vaginaly prior to csection.

Hey ladies.. Looking to hear your stories..
I have previously birthed 3 vaginaly, then had a emergency section due to a Previa.
(I have literally experienced all possible births it will be..
#1 vaginal hospital/epideral,
#2 Vag. Non medicated hospital birth,
#3 HB non medicated,
#4 (planned HB) c-section emergency,
#5 (praying, hoping, believing.. For a HBAC)

Expecting # 5 and everything looks good to have a VBAC..

What I'm hoping for is.... to hear some of your labor stories after a section and since you had a vaginal birth prior you know what that is like?

Im wanting to know if you noticed a difference in your labors?

Is there anything I should be anticipating, since have a section.. If you experienced and noticed a real difference or didn't..?

Thank you for sharing your experience..

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Old 10-08-2013, 10:12 PM   #2
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Re: VBAC mamas that have birthed vaginaly prior to csection.

Me, me!

My births were just like yours, except I skipped your #1 and started with your #2. (My #1 was the drug-free hospital, then #2 was home, then #3 was the section under general anesthesia.)

My HBAC labor was long and piddly, which I've heard is common for a VBAC since your uterus is being "gentle" with the scar. If I could do it over again, I would REST while I could, because I was too exhausted towards the end, and after the birth, I had to be wheeled to the bathroom (in our office chair, lol), and I leaned up against the door frame and actually passed out for half a second. So my advice would be to rest and hydrate, rest and hydrate.

Other than that, it was about like I remember it being. My pushing phases are generally fast (only about 15 minutes) and with this one, I HAD to get him out in a hurry because his heart rate was dropping and they couldn't tell why without having him out. If my midwife didn't know that I could push a baby out in a huge hurry, she might have been a little more concerned, but she had my history there.

Another thing different I noticed is that after the birth, my uterus sort of felt like a cylinder instead of round, so that was weird. But everything shrank down and healed up normally.

Congratulations and best wishes on your VBAC plans.
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Oh, and is your siggy accurate, and your newest baby was born just this past June of 2013? My c-section and my HBAC were 13 months apart, so a close spacing can totally be done.
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Thank you for sharing.. I appreciate it.. Ha!! my siggy really needed to be updated; didn't realize how old it was.. expecting baby # 5 2/14
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Oh, and is your siggy accurate, and your newest baby was born just this past June of 2013? My c-section and my HBAC were 13 months apart, so a close spacing can totally be done.
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