Has anyone giving birth naturally after c section

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Babyjune21 Mon 21-Dec-20 21:57:13

Hi everyone me again , I’m nearly 16 weeks pregnant with my 2nd I had a planned c section with my boy in 2019 due to mental health concerns and also treatment resident thrust and strep b it was a lovely birth all the doctors and nurses were so calm and lovely I had my mental health midwife with me the whole time (even low it was her day off) the same midwife will be with me threw out this pregnancy’s and I’m being treated as high risk but now I’m starting to question weather another c section is the right choice ? I’m am so scared that something will happen to me during it leaving my son and new born bhinde also the recovery time was so long I don’t know how I would handle and new born and a toddler is there anyone out there that’s had successful natural births after a section ?

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Mumoftwoinprimary Mon 21-Dec-20 22:10:41

I have.

Dd was born by Emergency C Section (failure to progress - she was back to back and got stuck). Ds was born vaginally three years later - easy birth - unlike his sister he went the right way!

A successful vaginal birth was far far easier than an emergency c section (particularly mine as I haemorrhaged).

I was told that my odds of a successful vaginal birth was about 75% as my reasons for the first birth not succeeding were down to dd’s positioning rather than the shape of my body.

The risk, of course, is that you will try for a vaginal birth and end up with an emergency c-section - which (from talking to friends who have had planned and emergency c sections) is far less civilised than a planned c section.

If you have another planned c section then you will know exactly what will happen, when, how, who will be there etc. With a vaginal birth you don’t know anything until it happens.

For me it was the right choice. But I’m not you. So don’t feel like you “should” do go for a vaginal birth.

The recovery is pretty amazing though - when ds was about 10 days old we took the kids to a play centre. Dd went climbing up a big outdoor rope ladder thing, got stuck and started to cry. I immediately handed dh baby ds and climbed up after her. It was only when I was 20 feet in the air and dh recovered from his shock long enough to say “ummm - should you be doing that?” that it occurred to me that 10 days post childbirth probably wasn’t the best time to start climbing rope ladders. I still carried Dd down though. 10 days post Dd I was still in jogging bottoms because my jeans hurt my scar too much.

Isit2021yetplease Mon 21-Dec-20 22:14:15

I did and it was 100% the right choice for me. I had elcs but really struggled with the recovery and mentally I found the process really hard and I was so detached from the birth. Loved my Vbac and it healed a lot of the issues I had from my csection. Recovery was much easier however I do have pelvic floor issues I didn’t have after number 1.

User0ne Mon 21-Dec-20 22:56:37

I had a emcs with Ds1 and a home vbac with Ds2 16m later. The home birth was a lovely experience.

I didn't find the emergency section distressing - I used hypnobirthing techniques to stay calm. An emergency during labour is always a possibility - sometimes things don't work the way they're meant to; it depends how you feel you'd cope with that.

Recovery from the vbac was much easier than the section and I had been nervous about the possibility of having to care for my toddler if I'd needed another section.

No one (including midwives/consultants) have the right (legally or otherwise) to dictate how or where you give birth. They can offer advice but it is your decision; do what you feel is right for you.

LookingForDeeplyDo Mon 21-Dec-20 23:15:59

Me. Wish I’d just stuck with another c-section

Rubinia Mon 21-Dec-20 23:17:51

I did! Best decision I've ever made. I had a lovely water birth (after some wrangling about whether they would allow it).

Vargas Mon 21-Dec-20 23:24:10

Yes! CS due to prematurity followed by VBAC in hospital a few years later. So glad I did, I was in the shower 2 hours after the birth and home the next day. It was brilliant.


Furble Mon 21-Dec-20 23:24:41

Me! I had an emergency c-section with my first after failure to progress when he went back to back during labour. I had a lovely, calm VBAC with my second which was fantastic. Great experience after the tough first birth. I found the recovery much easier.

Congratulations on your pregnancy!

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