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Have you been induced for VBAC? Stories?

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charlienash25 Tue 02-Oct-12 14:39:41

Hi all, just wondered how many people have been induced after having a cesarean?

I had an emcs in 2008 with DD1, in 2010 had a normal delivery and was induced but baby was only 3lb 14oz and sleeping already. I am currently 32 weeks but have been told I wont go past 37 weeks due to previous pregnancy. My consultant has also told me that I will have to have a cesarean as he doesnt want my scar to rupture and doesnt know how good I am inside etc?

However, I had a laproscopy (long story) in Feb this year and they found no scar tissue inside at all - surely this is a good thing?

Was just wondering if anyone had been in a situation where they've had a VBAC and been induced?

Im really scared of having another CS but would rather this if the chances of me rupturing were through the roof

MoaningMingeWhingesAgain Tue 02-Oct-12 14:46:38

I have had two CSs, one was a VBAC attempt.

Many hospitals won't induce after CS, the risk of uterine rupture with a VBAC is small but increases massively with induction.

I would not consider accepting induction for a VBAC personally.

RCOG guidelines, very interesting reading

charlienash25 Tue 02-Oct-12 15:45:37

They dont want to induce me - they just want me to have a c-section, but i was induced with my previous at 34 weeks and i never ruptured etc.

I just dont know whether to stick with what they are saying, cause they know best or put my foot down for a normal delivery beings as though I had one before and all was fine

nameuschangeus Tue 02-Oct-12 15:48:57

In my area they will not induce for a vbac as they think the induction may endanger the scar tissue and cause it to tear. I was under the impression that this was generally the case.

Best of luck whether vbac or section op smile

Poledra Tue 02-Oct-12 15:54:01

I would suggest (as I always do with these things!) talking to your hospital's head of Midwives. I had an emergency C-s with DD1 (2004), followed by a forceps VBAC with DD2 (spontaneous labour, 2006) and was induced with DD3 (2008) due to health problems for her that meant better out than in. It was my Foetal Medicine consultant that suggested I talk to the Head of Midwives as, he said, she was much better placed than him to help me assess the risks and discuss the options. In the end, I was induced with a synto drip, and 8lb 9oz DD3 was delivered vaginally with no problem. My hospital would only use the synto drip for a VBAC induction, as if there are problems, the synto drip can be stopped immediately and it takes a lot less time for the drug to be eliminated from your system than the pessaries (once they're in, they're in and they cannot be stopped). I had an epidural from the start, and CFM.

However, I don't know your full obstetric history, so the senior midwife at your hospital would be best placed to advise you.

OneOfMyTurnsComingOn Tue 02-Oct-12 15:57:18

I was induced 6 years after a CS. No complications but it wasn't nice. But then I don't suppose giving birth is. Oh, and I was 42 weeks.

Will be attempting VBAC2 in a week or so...

blooblies Wed 03-Oct-12 12:18:12

Thanks for posting about this. I am 41 weeks now and hoping for my 2nd VBAC. I've been concentrating so hard on not going overdue and making a stand against induction that I had actually forgotten about the RCOG guidelines and scar rupture risks. Consultant has just been happy for plans for dc2 to remain in place for dc3. I need to prepare myself too for the prospect of a cs should baby not stay well after 42 weeks <goes away to listen to hypnobirthing CD and calm down again>

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