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What if I go into labour early .. CS or VB(6 Posts)
So I'm booked for a CS in 2 weeks after much soul searching, research & consulting with perineal expert, I had s 3 deg tear at 42+1 with a big baby on my last delivery. The plan if I go into labour before then is that I'd have an EMCS. I think my waters may have leaked a little earlier and I felt that pop feeling which I had when I lost waters on DS1. But nothing since other than twinges. Now I'm thinking if I actually started labour would I try for VB given at 37 weeks baby is likely to be considerably smaller than the overdue one. The general opinion was I would be fine for VB but if I didn't want to take the risk of further damage then it was up to me to have CS. Faced with it now, I'm totally unsure. i am sure it's probably nothing and I'll go in as planned for my elective in a few weeks. Anyone been in similar situ?
I was in the same situation. 4 years ago I had my first dd and suffered a third degree tear. I was so scared to have this again I opted for an ECS with my second. She was due 29th may so section was booked for 23rd. My waters went at 37+6!and I was prepared for theatre but my labour was 35 mins so didn't make it for my section. The midwife knew how scared I was of tearing and controlled the baby coming out really well and I only had a second degree tear. This was stitched on delivery with local. My baby is 2 and a half weeks old now and I feel fine. My recovery has been so different than with my third.
This Prob doesn't help but something to think about. X
Thanks baby-fever, I think you've described exactly what I hope will happen me! Maybe I'd get lucky with a speedy arrival and minor stitches, home next day and no lengthy recovery. I'm 37+1. Things calmed down today so nothing happening. Congratulations on your new arrival!
If you think your waters have gone please go and get yourself checked out - there's an infection risk with PROM. FWIW I had a 3rd degree tear with my first but my second similar sized baby I got away with just a graze and a tiny 1st degree tear, no sutures needed, so if you did go for a VB it's by no means guaranteed history would repeat itself
Thanks hellsbells, I've a midwives appt first thing ... So I'll get checked. I honestly think it must have been wee. Changed undies & nothing since changing. It was definitely wet though, different to normal volume of discharge for me. Sorry TMI! Great to hear positive stories about your deliveries ladies.
Yeah it was nice I waschome the same day. X
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