So I had a VBAC just over a year ago and I am still experiencing some issues. It was a very long and painful birth with a failed epi and long pushing stage. I was 6-7 cm dilated when admitted to hospital and I remained in intense labour for 12 hours of excrutiating contractions 2-3 mins apart. I had a pretty nasty 2nd degree tear with loads of stitches. I didn't get much pain relief after birth just panadol and voltaren and I have had pain pretty much ever since.
I have pain from walking too much and standing too long. My pelvic floor is very weak and I was seeing a physio who was awesome and who was teaching me to relax my pelvic floor muscles. I am also experiencing light bladder leaks.
TMI but have been having painful s3x and experiencing lots of scar tissue and stitching area burns during s3x.
I'm going to see a new GP on Thursday as I am sick of being in pain and being examined and told everything looks normal. Just looking for others experiences.
I deeply regret my VBAC and feel it has ruined my life. I love my son to bits and feel so grateful he was born safe and healthy but wish I didn't cop it so badly.