Hi there. I have had 2 vbac's now!
My first was induced labour followed by distocia and an emergency CS.
My second bub I demanded an induction at 40 w. I was terrified of another big bub = em CS again.
They broke my waters and used Syntocinon. He was delivered within 2 hours with forceps assistance due to a low heart beat. It was amazing even with the recovery!
My latest little one was completely natural. I just hit a point where I stopped stressing. I went into prelabour and had regular contractions for around 36 hours (they were painless but regular do could sleep well enough with some panadol) then contractions finally got a wee bit painful. Within an hour of that I decided we better go to hospital.
They wanted to monitor me for bubs heart beat (she wasn't engaged so it made it difficult. Kept moving on them ) within an hour of getting to the hospital I was ready to start pushing.
They broke my waters trying to screw a monitor onto her head. The only time I freaked out was when the midwife asked me if she was breech last appt as she hadn't engaged and she struggled to feel properly through my contrax. All in all it was. 35 hour prelabour, called the hospital several times but they didn't want me coming in til labour was established even though it was a vbac. 3 hours from start to finish once labour established. 0 internals, 0 ob's (the ob came to check on us and met the bub while I was showering instead) and it was the most amazing experience ever. Don't tell hubby but id do it again tomorrow!
I think the best part of it all though was snuggling my squishy muck covered baby, straight away, and feeding her while the cord was still pulsing.