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    Default C-Section or Vaginal Birth after 4th Degree Tear?

    Hi,

    I had a 4th degree tear with my first child. There was meconium in my waters so I had to be strapped up with a fetal heart monitor. I'm 10 weeks pregnant with number 2 and am trying to decide whether to try for a vaginal birth again, or have a c-section. My ob is happy for me to make the decision.
    My recovery was pretty good and I have suffered from no incontinence. I am however worried about future bowel problems that could be caused by further weakening of my pelvic floor, or worse tearing again.

    Has anyone else had to make the same decision and would care to share their story?

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    I did. Had 4th deg tears. Had a VB with #2. 3hr labour. All went perfectly. Got second deg tearing because baby had his hand on his head with his palm out. Im on my Ph sorry so cant link to my posts. If you look at my profile, threads started, you should be able to find them

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    My first I only had second degree tear, but I had an all natural, drug free birth with no tearing with my second and he was born almost 5kg.

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    I had third degree and ds had his shoulder displaced to come out. I found my birth with ds quite traumatic so decide to go for a csection this time round with dd. she was sitting back to back and face was upwards so would of been a difficult birth. I had my section last week and I was up and walking around the next day. I didn't really like in the theater itself but I am happy with my decision. She was a week and a half early and was 8.8 pound.

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    Thanks for your responses. I've got a good while to think it over and I'm sure I will change my mind several times between now and then!


 

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