Morning bub hubbers,
Would love to hear some stories from anyone that has a VBAC after an emergency c section where you have developed preeclampsia during the labour. I went into my first labour without any thought that I would end up in theatre (guess I was just so focused on how I was going to cope with a natural birth)
I had a stretch and sweep a week before I went into labour and I was 2-3cm dilated. After 12 hours of labour (about 6 where contractions were 2-3 mins apart) I was still 2-3cm The Dr then broke my waters to get things moving. Unfortunately this is when everything went downhill. I developed Preeclampsia when my blood pressure rose to something ridiculous over 200. I had an unbearable headache and couldn't even look at my husband. It was all a panic in the room and I soon had half a dozen nurses trying to cut off my clothing and get a magnesium drip in. The blood pressure machine would not work properly so had people fussing over this at the same time. I also started bleeding and the decision was made to have an emergency c section as they were worried that my placenta had detached. It was horrible and after 3 attempts to get an epi in my DD was born. As I was getting the epi I did feel like I had dilated more as I had the urge to push so could I have been dilated enough at that point?
Now I am thinking of the next baby but I'm worried to go through the same ordeal. I'm obviously still petrified of a vaginal birth since I haven't experienced it before but kinda feel like I'll be "cheating" if I go straight for an elective c section the 2nd time round. The last thing I would like to do is find myself in the absolutely panicked situation I was in during my first labour (for myself and my poor hubby who was helpless).
I'll discuss it with my Dr when the time comes as I'm not pregnant with bub 2 yet but would love to hear of others who have been in similar situations. Does anyone know the chances of developing the preeclampsia the 2nd time round?