I had a bad EMC with my 2nd and had planned to have a VBAC with my third, something scared me at 32 weeks and I booked in for elective C . I was so scared of the pain and dealing with a newborn as well as 4 and 2 year old.
It was so much better the second time! I went home on day 3 with a hop to my step! Nothing like the first time!
Now I'm planing VBA2C, I'm not pregnant yet, still got 6 months or more before TTC but even after my great c section I still want to have natural again :-)
I would of loved a VBAC but I seriously only at 32 weeks had a major freak out and rang my OBGYN straight away so he could book me in.
Mothers instinct is crazy, if I birthed naturally with him I likely would of given birth to a still born or an oxygen deprived baby and brain damage. He had 2 knots in his cord that were never picked up in ultrasound. Thank god for that!
To be honest I had no reason for changing my mind just that it ended up making my heart race and I had no explanation of why it was racing.
You can always try and put a time frame on it, like 8 hours.
Having had all types, natural , emergency and elective I still yearn to have natural again. Nothing beats it but all births are amazing and at the end of the day as long as everyone is happy and healthy it doesn't matter how they come into the world.
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