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    Default Vbac?? Blacktown??

    Hi gals
    I am planning to ttc soon and really want a successful vbac! My dd was born by csection as my labour failed to progress.
    I got to 8cm and she wouldn't come down anymore.
    When I was in surgery the doctor told me it was because the cord was wrapped around her body so she couldn't come down anymore and that I have a good chance for a vbac next time as it was nothing my body did.
    I really want to hear your experiences for vbac! I desperarly want a vaginal birth. My c section made me really depressed and no one really understands me....
    I really want my chance to be a good one.... can you share your stories with me or advise to give me the best chance for a successful vbac?
    Anyone had vbac experience at blacktown hospital?
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    They have a 18.2% VBAC rate.

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    If you trawl through the Vbac section of the forum, there's heaps of positive Vbac birth stories and advice on how best to put yourself in the position with caregivers (in a Hospital environment) to get your best chance of having a Vbac.

    Do you know if the Blacktown Hospital has a midwifery lead clinic that you could yourself onto when the the time comes? That would be very helpful.

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    Yeh they were just bringing in the program when I had my daughter so hopefully that will increase my chances

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    Awesome, as soon as you're pregnant, try and get yourself onto the program as it will give you a far greater chance of getting your Vbac since you won't be classed as a high risk pregnancy or anything. All the best.

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    With our first son I was very much wanting a natural birth, and read up about great ways to deal with contractions etc, so was very disappointed when I found out at 35 weeks during an ultrasound that our baby was breech so I ended up having a C-section.

    With our second son I was unsure whether to try for a VBAC or have another C-section (as I was worried about my wound rupturing). Needless to say I was still trying to decide up until the last minute. In the end I made the decision that if he came early then I would try a VBAC other wise I would book in for a C-section. Well he came 3 weeks early, and having a natural birth was the best experience. My advice to you is go for it. If it dosen't work then you can always have a c-section, but give it a go, as it is such an amazing experience.

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    My VBAC baby was born 8 weeks ago and it was a long & difficult labour but I was freaking vbacing or bust.

    I'll find my birth story on here and link for you, it wasn't at black town though.

    My advice though for a VBAC is -

    * Stay home as long as you can or as long as you feel comfortable. (contractions 3 mins apart & not able to talk through them was what I waited until - but I have stupidly long labours, go by how you feel, but aim to go to hospital to birth the baby, not to labour in hospital)

    * refuse as much intervention as you feel is appropriate for you. They might want to attach the continual foetal monitor which restricts where you can labour, but if you want to go to the bathroom, walk around the room etc as long as bub's had a good heart rate get them to disconnect it so you can have free movement. Demand it if they refuse.

    * stay upright and active as much as you can. You want to keep baby moving down. Birth in an upright position if you can. (kneeling, hands and knees type positions. I spent most of my time pushing actually standing until I thought baby was coming) but rest between contractions or when you're tired.

    * avoid an epidural. ^ mainly because of the above. Avoid getting stuck on your back.

    Also try not to let them pressure you with time limits. Your body will take as long as it will take. I have fairly epic labours & perfectly healthy babies.

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    http://www.bubhub.com.au/community/f...d.php?t=450487

    My VBAC story hope that helps at all

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boobycino View Post
    http://www.bubhub.com.au/community/f...d.php?t=450487

    My VBAC story hope that helps at all
    Awwww thats so inspiring... I want a vbac badly ...

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