My last birth (2years 4 months ago) was a section, I'm hopefully having a VBAC labor shortly. I'm a bit anxious about scar rupture and I'm wondering if anyone has experienced it and could tell me what their experience was like/ what warning signs I should look out for? The hospital part isn't a worry, but what about before I go in?! Thanks 😊
I wouldn't worry too much about it, but let them know it's worrying you. I had a complicated time with an ectopic leading to surgery, a year later an EMCS and then 13 months after that due date again (not planned). I was very anxious for the last preganancy/birth about the scar site, everything was fine I was closely monitored and ended up with EMCS again due to failure to progress (my cervix doesn't dilate properly it seems). However, no problems with my scar site whatsoever. I think it is rare that it ruptures, and you have a good gap compared to mine. There was no messing about from the doctors and midwives - it's a trial of labour and if they're concerned they will intervene. I much preferred birth no 2 to the 40 hours of labouring with the first birth.