My chance of attempting a VBAC is fast approaching with only 3.5 weeks left til my due date, and so is my absolute and complete fear of suffering a 3rd or 4th degree tear. Especially after being on Google too much!
I had to have a CS with DS as he was breech, and it was a calming, relaxed, positive birth and I had an amazing recovery. Within 10 days I was feeling back to my old self and although it hurt, after a few days was surprised how good I felt after hearing awful CS stories also.
I am so petrified of a 3rd or 4th degree tear that I'm considering should I just book in for another planned CS. I realise only I can make this decision but was wondering if anyone had any stories re 3rd or 4th degree tears and recovery times. I have friends who have attempted a VBAC or just from their 1st birth who have suffered 3rd or 4th degree and tore completely through, and took them months and months to recover. Compared to an elective CS that took me maybe 7 days to feel really good.
Due to the chance of uterine rupture I am allowed to opt for a CS if I want to, but then read about the "Epi No' with mixed reviews, but all in all seems to do what it is supposed to and prevent tears?
Would appreciate any info