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    Default Scared of natural birth after c-section

    So my story goes that I gave birth to my daughter by emergency c-section due to fetal distress and turns out she was very small and unwell.
    This was extremely traumatising to me as I had not even considered it being a possibility given my textbook pregnancy.
    I hated having my daughter taken away from me and establishing breastfeeding was very difficult.
    This time around I really want a natural birth (currently 25 weeks) if all goes well in my 3rd trimester scan and this baby is growing normally. However I am losing sleep over it.
    Firstly I am scared that something will happen to this baby and I won't know. (daughter would have not survived childbirth)
    Secondly I'm scared that I will end up with another c-section or will I be able to handle childbirth?
    I'm just scared I think. I don't know the likelyhood of having a second baby with IUGR due to placental insufficiency but I'm so worried this baby will be sick as well. They never realised there was anything wrong with DD til she was born.
    Sorry for the vent but I needed to get it out.

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    futureherder is offline Child led parent here...save me :)
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    It is so completely normal to feel this way. Try talking to your OB or MV about it ASAP. IUGR can actually get worse in a second child (DD had it) but as you are already 25 weeks if it was severe you would have been told. It is best to go in with an open mind. Be open to the restrictions you will have on your VBAC. Please talk to someone though you shouldn't be losing sleep.

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    Thank you I will definately talk to my obs next appointment.
    The baby looked fine at the 20 weeks scan but so did my daughter so that has not helped alleviate my stress.


 

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