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Anyone else planning a VBAC?

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abigboydidit Sat 24-Nov-12 21:58:05

Hi -

I started a thread in childbirth about my wavering confidence re VBAC & wondered if there was anyone else out there going through this? Thought it might be nice to share experiences and offer support. I would love to hear from others in a similar position smile

Beaditsback Fri 04-Jan-13 14:11:30

Any chance you could paste the links on this thread. Having trouble finding them?? Thank you ever so smile

abigboydidit Sat 05-Jan-13 17:06:13

Can't seem to manage on my phone am afraid. Do they not work for you if you go to the original thread (link in my OP)? Failing that the one I found best was on facebook - just search for VBAC support group UK. Hope that works!

Beaditsback Sat 05-Jan-13 20:08:44

Thanks..... Me being dim, I hadn't seen your op blush

Just to let everyone know, and provide a positive, first hand story - I had my dd via vbac after all, with only gas and air, last Saturday smile feel AMAZING.

abigboydidit Sun 06-Jan-13 21:27:44

Wow! Great news Bunty! Was it quick? Were you aware of your scar? Am paranoid I will feel it pulling and go straight into panic mode!

Lovely news - enjoy your DD!

When it actually got going (I had a horrendously long latent phase this time - 27 hours of contractions and only 2 1/2 cm dilated!), it was really quick. From admission to baby in my arms, 2 hours - admitted at 5cm, 8cm within half an hour, fully dilated not long after! Was not aware of any scar pain whatsoever, it was completely normal.

Meant to be a waterbirth, but pool wasn't cleaned, and when it was, I was already pushing and couldn't have moved for all the tea in china. Still on a total high at our accomplishment - never even had any stitches. 2 small grazes and that was it!

She is a complete little doll. So in love, as are DH and DS.

Good luck everyone planning for a vbac. It was absolutely the right choice for me, and I hope it is for you, too.

Pandasandmonkeys Mon 07-Jan-13 16:42:55

Really pleased I found this thread! I'm just about recovered from an ELCS due to a transverse baby 11 weeks ago. To say I was devastated is and understatement. I was booked for a home birth and found out that baby had turned at week 39 grin( I didn't get to experience anything of labour as they were so concerned that I'd have cord prolapse. Anyhow..... My hospital has a reputation for lots of c sections and thinking ahead to next time I know I will have a fight on my hands - I'm desperate for a water birth. From what I read on mn about vbac and wbac from the success stories the best thing to do is be really well informed and stick to your guns. I'm dreading the battle already!!!

Askja Mon 07-Jan-13 18:43:17

Congrats Bunty that's great news!

chloeb2002 Tue 08-Jan-13 02:27:44

I will offer my support.. 31 child was a vb.. # 2 was a nasty emergency lscs.. #3 i desperately wanted a vba. all guns blazing till 37 weeks when she was till breech.. no ecv as id had a previous placental abruption with dc#1 and baby was 83rd centile.. so I had another cs ( elective) little monkey turned as the put the spinal in... it was obvious from looking what she had done! I was offered a scan to check where she was... but by that point i just said no. just get her out now I'm here! She was head down and i really wish id been brave enough to say.. yes a scan.. and we will wait! I have looked at a vBA2C as #4 is due in 10 weeks.. my obs is great but eels it may not be strongly supported :0( and to add this one is also breech still!

Askja Sun 03-Feb-13 16:01:52

Another positive VBAC story. Had DD2 yesterday at 2.17am. Never got to use the pool as she only took 2 hrs to arrive and i was fully dilated when we got to hospital! She was 9lb2 as well (I'm only 5'3") so was very pleased to have managed it.

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