vaginal delivery after c-section(9 Posts)
Hello! I am pregnant with my second baby. With my first I had a horrific delivery that ende up in an emergency c-section! I was quiet young at the time and my midwife seriously miss handled my labour, I even had enough evidence to sue the hospital (but never went through with it. ) anyway.....this time around I'm going to be at a different hospital and I am going for a normal delivery rather than a c-section! But along with this comes risks of my womb splitting open ect! To put it bluntly I am crapping myself!!! Has anyone got any advices? Or anyone experienced a normal delivery after c-section? Both good and bad story's are welcome! Thanks!
Haven't experienced VBAC (have had a VB first, then ELCS). What I do know is that there is a risk of uterine rupture with VBAC, however, that risk is very small. You should discuss your worries with your HCPs and if there is no medical reason for a repeat CS (other than the fact you've had one already), then they should support you 100% with your VBAC.
A friend of mine hired a doula for her VBAC because she felt she needed the extra support and went on to have an amazing birth after a scary EMCS first-time.
I'm sure someone will be along soon who can give more info. I just didn't want to read and run knowing that it will, statistically speaking, work out very favourably for you.
I had a badly handled VB, then 2 ELCS
I think if I could choose again I would have tried for a VBAC instead of the 1st section ; having 2 sections becomes more risky in other ways as they don't know whats going on behind the first scar, plus the risks of needing transfusions/complications are slightly higher
the womb splitting stuff is very rare and they'll monitor your scar when you're in labour
I think as long as you keep an open mind and are aware of all that could happen you'll be pleasantly surprised and I hope all goes smoothly this time for you
opps I mean another VB after a bad VB, not a VBAC if that makes any sense, sorry am v v sleep deprived....
There is an awesome group on Facebook called VBAC Support Group UK which has loads of great information
Uterine rupture is extremely rare, but it does happen. If your first emergency section was "normal" (even though a horrid experience up to that point) then statistically you should be fine. You should ask for a review of your notes with a head midwife and a consultant to discuss whether or not your particular 1st delivery would increase your risk.
I opted for an ELCS as it was the devil I knew after a previous EMCS. I ended up with a VBAC after spontaneously going into labour at 37 weeks. The vbac was fine, and initially I was chuffed to have "done it" but the recovery period for me was longer than the first EMCS.
I'm in the same predicament... I had a section 2 1/2 years ago due to extremely low placenta (can't think of the medical term off the top of my head)... Ended up being classed as an emergency section as I went into labour at 37 + 2 weeks... Anyways I had an amazing surgical team and my recovery was amazingly quick (I was up and out of bed the same evening and home 2 days later although I was ready the day earlier), I have never had any problems. I am now 29+3 weeks with my second and have opted for an ELSC (even though everything is ok) because it is what I know and my previous experience was so good. but over the last 2 weeks I have been having doubts about my decision and thinking maybe I should go for a natural birth... I think the only thing holding me back is the pain, I am a complete wuss when it comes to pain and I know it.
I've had 3 VBACS My second birth was ELCS due to breech. Four years after ds2 I had dd 9 days overdue. I had epidural as consultant wanted to monitor because I have a small pelvis as well. Dd was back to back but was a simple and straightforward delivery. Ds3 was born 21 months later again I had an epidural because of same consultant and it was another easy birth. Dd2 was born 14 years after ELCS, different consultant this time. I was induced using syntocin drip after waters went 48 hours previously. I used gas and air and dd was an easy birth.
With all three VBACS I was on the monitor throughout but I think that was the only difference to the birth before ELCS.
Like pp I had a cs due to breech. So no negative memory of first labour. I had a vbac 3 years later. Was brilliant, no pain relief just breathing and much quicker recovery. I read Ina May to give me faith in my body's ability and refused constant monitoring, they just took my and body's pulse regularly.
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