A bit of background first so you know what im talking about ..
My previous 2 births ended up being c/sections - with dd, i didn't dilate past 3cm's in 15 hours and her heart rate had suddenly dropped too slow, so they did an emergency c... With ds, i was in labour for 14 hours and hadn't dilated past 3cm's again, and no matter what they tried, i just wouldn't budge dilating anymore, so he ended up being c/section as well. both kids were born in private hospitals..
now. im pregnant again and am going public (the royal woman's in Brisbane) and they have told me to think about weather i want to try for another vbac OR just book in for an elective c/section.. i'm stumped what to do as my SIL told me her midwife friend who works at the Mater public told her, that if I was to choose vbac, then they would make me labour for hours on end, pretty much until I was getting hysterical and anxious, so they would do a c/section in the end.
I guess my question is, is this really true in public hospitals when trying for a vbac?? i find that thought to be a bit scary really, as I'm not too confident on my chances of dilating past 3cm's again. Would you still attempt a vbac? or just save yourself agony of being in labour for that long and it resulting in a c/section and having a longer recovery? They did tell me my first meeting with the ob would be at 37-38 weeks.. and i said to the midwife, that i have never gone past 37 weeks in either pregnancies.. so i may just meet the ob when i come in, because the chance I will go full term isn't big either.