So I am 35 weeks pregnant and planning for a VBAC after c-section delivery of twins 4 1/2 years ago due to pre-eclampsia.
This time around my Blood pressure has been about 120/80 every time, I have only gained 4kg, bub and I are healthy. The only "issue" is that Im measuring biiger than my dates (by about4 weeks). Had an ultrasound last week that estimated bub's weight at 3kg.
I was booked in today to see the consultant at Joondalup Public to discuss VBAC. I came away from the appt feeling totally unsupported and was given all the stats about VBAC failures, complications etc and none about c-section. I have done heaps of research myself but the consultant wants me to wait until my next appt to sign the paperwork for either a VBAC or c-section.
I have also had an appt booked for me with an anaethetist for 2 weeks time and another growth ultrasound on the same day.
I just feel that I am being railroaded into booking a c-section. I really don't want one and had major issues with the epidural last time which is really scaring me as I don't want another one. I never laboured last time, as I was 37 weeks and twin 1 had not engaged.
Sorry for my rambling, I guess my question to those who have had a VBAC before or attempted one, is how did you manage to make yourself heard and not get pushed into a c-section?
I just dont know what to do