I am looking at VBAC and been feeling really empowered thinking about this all day. I have started looking up useful information about it and came across this article which I thought was great http://midwifethinking.com/2011/02/2...of-a-molehill/
I know this is possible from reading lots of stories on here and other places. I really want to give this a go next time but I am just too afraid of the statistics. In this article she states in different ways:
A week after baby was born I had a small haemorrhagic stroke that has left me with permanent vision loss in my peripheral vision. I was that rare statistic. So I just can't seem to get past the fact that that I could be that 1 person in the 200 that will have a uterine rupture. I have been that person to have a rare complication so who is to say it won't happen again?
- 50 out of 10,000 will rupture
- 9,950 out of 10,000 will not rupture
- 1 in 200 will rupture
- 199 out of 200 will not rupture
- 0.5% will rupture
- 99.5% will not rupture
I had an emerg c-section due to foetal distress. I got to 5cm. I didn't cope with my labour well at all and was quite traumatised by all events. I just can't seem to get out of my head that I want to do it again, be in control next time and give birth to my baby vaginally. I don't know if it is for selfish reasons though!
How do you get past that statistic? Or have you had a rupture and did it all go ok?
She also states: "Make sure she knows that having a c-section after labour has started holds more health benefits than a planned c-section. Her baby will have had a chance to initiate labour and make the physiological changes needed for life outside the uterus. They will be lesslikely to suffer respiratory distress and end up in special care. In addition both mother and baby will have the important cocktail of hormones that assist with bonding. Even if she chooses a repeat c-section she can insist on going into labour first".
Couldn't labour still cause the rupture? I like this above plan
Would love some advice! Thanks