I've been lurking in this forum for a few weeks now, reading all the great information - love the birth stories. Thanks for sharing so much info.
I am 40 + 2 days pregnant and going for a VBAC after my first baby was persistently posterior and got stuck in labour (FTP at 6cms) and ended in emergency CS. I have struggled to understand what happened and to forgive myself for the possible actions I took that contributed to the likelihood of such an outcome (agreeing to gel induction, ARM at 1-2 cms, eventual epidural after FTP). But, I am left with fears for my next delivery as this baby is also posterior (ROP) and shows absolutely NO SIGN of wanting to shift.
I've read SO MUCH info about spinning babies, hardly ever recline, have tried pelvic rocking, tilting, inversions, chiropractor care. I sleep in the prone position, I've been very active, and even tried talking nicely to bubs about things. NOTHING is working! The only thing that changes is my arms and shoulders are looking pretty buff from being on all fours so much! This bubs just wants to be OP and I am having trouble accepting that this is our path and feeling very helpless.
I've had contractions on and off for weeks and have been convinced a couple of times that labor is actually starting only for it all to stop when I'm asleep - sound familiar OP mums? But, now I feel I am destined for a RCS. The operation will be booked for April 12 if I have not gone into labor before then. As I am VBAC they will not induce me except to do stretch and sweeps (i've declined one already) and an ARM which I don't want.
Anyone else been in this position and still had a wonderful labour? I've read so many great experiences, just really want to have one of my own after so many regrets about the first delivery. I know in the end the important thing is the health of mum and bubs, and I should instead just focus on that and how lucky I have been in this pregnancy. But, I still worry as it's hard to be accepting of an impending situation in which you have very little control over the process or outcome and HAVE to go through one way or the other.
Sorry for the long post. Good luck to you all whether you're waiting like me to give birth, and/or enjoying your beautiful families. xx