Hi! I'm just wondering if anyone has any experience with the situation I'm in? I had 2 children, v births, but 20 & 22 years ago. First labour was over 24 hours, and I ended up having an epidural. Second birth was also long, but apart from some gas, no interventions. My new DH & I are now 34 weeks pregnant, and I'm faced with the choice of vb or c-section. Also, it's taken us 2 years of IVF to fall pregnant, so I just want to do what I can to deliver a healthy baby. I've had a good pregnancy, no problems, but I'm scared of going over term & stillbirth. My OB thinks I could go vb, but is happy to do c-section if I choose. He also said he could induce at 39 weeks to ensure I don't go over. Anyway, we did our parenting course at the hospital on the weekend, and I'm not sure I like the idea of being induced - it sounds as though if your baby's not ready, it can be quiet hard & even lead to an emergency c-section, which I'd like to avoid. And even though I'm booked in for a c-section, I'm nervous about having a full on surgery. I'm also worried I'm not fit enough to go through a long labor at my age.
I'd really appreciate any advice or experience anyone has