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    Default Posterior Birth Stories

    Hello,

    just after any posterior birth stories, good or bad. Hoping for a vbac after DS was breech and a had a CS. Was a wonderful experience and super fast recovery! Approval given for VBAC but baby still posterior at nearly 38 weeks and getting bigger.

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    Mine was posterior and I didn't know until I was in labour. I had sterile water injections in my back - so awesome!! Very painful to be put in, but worked instantly. I spent my labour leaning forward and rocking as much as I could. By the time the water wore off, he had turned and it was all good

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    Hi
    My baby was posteria. She had turned the right way by the time my final OB appointment occurred (during my last week) and I was so relieved. But, she turned back to the posteria position 2 days before my due date! I was unaware of this, but after the birth the midwife told me that she had known, and known for two days but hadn't wanted to worry me! I was pretty upset because I could have spent my labour trying to get her to turn (by doing the recommended exercises) but instead I was unaware.
    My waters broke and labour failed to progress due to her being in the posteria position, so for 24 hours I just waited, walked around etc, but I should have been trying to get her to turn.
    I ended up being induced and she must have turned the right way during the labour. I did find it extremely painful, more so than with my first, lots of back pain, too..but I just didn't know so thought it was stronger due to being induced.
    The main thing is, she turned correctly in the end, they usually always do!

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    My son was born posterior, I could feel the excruciating back pain through the epidural. Thankfully not everyone has this experience.

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    Thanks ladies, I appreciate your stories. Can I ask did anyone need extra intervention such as forceps or vacuum due to being posterior despite turning? And if so did you suffer bad tearing because if this? They won't induce me with gel or the drip due to VBAC and have made this very clear, and won't be given anything to speed labour up either if it starts spontaneously. I've read labour can take longer due to not dilating as quickly with posterior births so am just wondering what to do re try for a natural birth or book in for a repeat CS. Seems each time I prepare mentally for attempting the vbac I get more news stacked against the odds of it being successful so trying to keep an open mind :/

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    No intervention here, he flew out superman style though so there was a big tear but that was unrelated to being posterior lol

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    For me I didn't require any further intervention, pushing took under 5 minutes and I had no tearing.

    From what I now understand, (and please don't quote me on this as it's in lay terms and I could be wrong) having a baby in the posterior position can affect the natural progression of labour, like in my case, my waters broke spontaneously but labour/contractions failed to progress due to the effect her position had on my cervix; I wasn't able to dilate, she wasn't down where she should have been at that stage) and that's where induction sometimes becomes necessary.

    I'm so sorry this complication is getting in the way of your hopes to have a vbac... have you looked into the exercises and methods to try and get your baby to turn? I think there is a website called "spinning babies" that has lots of information.
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    Rozzie, my 3rd was posterior and didn't turn so was not in a great position and couldn't properly engage etc. I ended up having an emergency csection because I wasn't dilating (and his hb was dropping) after 6 hours on the drip (3rd day of induction after the gel & cathedar).

    best of luck xx it's different for everyone

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    My DD was posterior and trying to arrive face first - not all nicely tucked in like they tell you in birth classes. Ended up with a forceps delivery (she was turned then delivered) and an epi. I later found out that it was almost a c-sect, any other OB on duty and it would've been. The majority of my dilating happened while I napped after getting an epidural, which worked out well for me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bartonia View Post
    My DD was posterior and trying to arrive face first - not all nicely tucked in like they tell you in birth classes. Ended up with a forceps delivery (she was turned then delivered) and an epi. I later found out that it was almost a c-sect, any other OB on duty and it would've been. The majority of my dilating happened while I napped after getting an epidural, which worked out well for me!
    Wow they used forceps on a face presentation baby. That must have been very scary. With My face presentation as soon as it was confirmed he was, they whisked me of to the operating theatre. He had other ideas and popped out nose first while they were transferring from the trolley to the op table which scared the living day lights out of the 15 people in the room. The dr was lifted up on to trolley like you see in one of those movies. One student midwife scream he was going to die and quickly ushered out. Being the impatient child he is he was born with the very next push. Thank god he was small (3650g).

    Op I have had two other posterior bubs without too much trouble. I am not the quickest dilator in the best of times and this made it even slower. One I had to have the drip to keep the contractions going. All in all good births.

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