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VBAC2 anyone?

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Raven78 Sat 23-Jul-11 23:23:32

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jenjins Sun 24-Jul-11 15:04:20

Hi there i am 18 wks with my third and have had two sections too. I am due boxing day. My first one was in 2003 for severe fetal distress with first lot of prostin so my the time we had progressed to the syntocinon it was just terrible. Second birth in 2006 was better in the sense that i went into labour on my own but after 54 hours i was still only 2cm and her head as sky high, so i asked for another section as was not going to risk the syntocinon again.

Am due to see consultant next week but from previously talking to her she said that risk of two compared to one is marginally more risky but most reasons why you have a third after two is because likelihood of succeeding is slim so most op for a third.

I am willing to try again and see what happens. If head is down and engaged it should be a good chance. THere are many that do go on to have normal deliveries after two sections and the stories i have read were from independent midwives which i cant afford plus not sure about home birth after sections.

Anyway whatever you do i hope you get the support you need to achieve you vba2c!

Raven78 Sun 24-Jul-11 16:04:27

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jenjins Sun 24-Jul-11 20:28:17

Hi Raven

I will try and remember and will probably be chuffed if i manage to do it normally!! How will i let you know?

I have heard so many stories and i am just going to take it slowly and see how things are right up to the last minute. I think thats all you can do anyway. You never know how things will turn out as we both know.

You mentioning about how it traumatised you, the same happened to me. First section was very scary crash section, PPH, wound infection and PND straight away. Barely a smile on my face for about 18 months. When it came to asking for the section after 54 hours of not dilating, i knew i was making the right decision.

Who knows this time!

Raven78 Mon 25-Jul-11 18:45:21

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jenjins Mon 25-Jul-11 20:11:48

Hi there i know exactly what you mean about adhesion pain. Incredibly painful. I had it with the first one as it was a real pull baby out section but my adhesion was from a laparoscopy for endometriosis that turned out to be a laparotomy because i bled, so with each section it reared its ugly head again. What i cant believe is up until a few weeks ago i had the pain back again and not even had another section yet. Suprising how something like that can be affected each time. I know its a pain but it really is a boring time thing. With my first section i could not stand up because of the pain for about one month. Something has obviously set it off again as its back without any pulling already.

I really hope you get on well at the doc and that you have an understanding one to help you. I have kept you email and will let you know how i get on. Am seeing consultant on 3rd to discuss but also seeing a consultant midwife in september who specialises in vbac's, which should be interesting. Hour long appointment apparently.

Take care...

Raven78 Mon 25-Jul-11 20:35:40

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TheOriginalFAB Mon 25-Jul-11 20:43:08

I had my first baby by emergency section, my second was a VBAC but the cord snapped so I had to have the placenta removed manually. Baby number 3 was also a VBAC and that was a but if a nightmare. No more babies now for us.

Just reread your OP and realised my answer is irrelevant so ignore me confused[knackered emoticon].

Raven78 Tue 26-Jul-11 22:25:30

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