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    Default vbac or elective c-section

    I am almost 39 weeks. Several weeks ago we had an ultrasound and baby was in a good position. SO I thought since baby is not posterior as my DD was, I might give a vbac a go since I didn't experience a normal labour with DD. I was induced and it was a very traumatic labour. http://www.bubhub.com.au/community/f...rth&highlight=
    Yesterday I discovered that baby is also kind of posterior. Just worried that this baby will get stuck also like my DD did, who was a 4kg baby.

    I am doubting myself. DH thinks that it will happen naturally. The doctors are letting me go up to 41 weeks and if I don't go into labour they will book a c-section. I do have problems with my pelvis as I did fall at 11 weeks pregnant with my DD, so I go physio weekly to help with the pain. I also have tachycardia again this time round, see a cardiologist weekly. He did say that I will be monitored better during a c-section. If I do labour naturally and my heart rate goes above 160bpm for 30mins then they will give me an emergency c-section. Last pregnancy I spent a week in hospital so they can run test to see why my heart beats so fast. This pregnancy spent 3 days in ICU as pulse went up to 170 and I kind of passed out.

    Cant decide what to do. DO i continue with the trial of labour and risk having an emergency c-section or do I just book an elective c-section?

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    I would just give it a go, I am going for a VBac with no 2 as DS was e/csec , there are so many hormonal and emotional benefits and recovery benefits too of your body going into labour naturally even if you do t progress at least you know you tried in stead of wondering iykwim that's my honest opinion happy decision making and dont stress it xo


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    Hi sugarplum, I am in a similar situation, but only 20wks. I cant advise you, but I have made the decision to go for VBAC if I go into spontaneous labour by 41wks, otherwise csection again. The reason is that last time I was induced and it all went bad. I figure if bub wants to come and my body can do it, then I will go into labour naturally. If not, I am.at peace with having a csection. The only thing I am worried about is another emergency csection but trying not to think about that. I feel more at ease now that I have made that decision. Good luck with yours.

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    I say go for labour. Your medical team sound great, and because you're ok with having a c-sec then IF the labour doesn't go to plan because of your heart or bub, you will be prepared for that :-) so for lack of a better phrase 'theres nothing to it'!

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    Personally I'm all for elec c-sections. Mine was all "wham bam there's ya baby ma'am!"

    None of this labour, pushing, heaving and groaning. And I'm all about the destination not the journey.

    Plus I got to say two days longer at hospital and the food was glorious!

    It depends if you will feel "cheated" by not giving birth naturally. I think it's a very personal choice.

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    Write a list of pros and cons for each. What do you want to do deep down?

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    I would do elective c section. No mystery. No risk of further back injury. Easier to recover from than an emergency one.

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    i agree with hokey pokey list the pros and cons and im sure youll realises what you really want. im not in your situation but i had an elective CS first time round and i feel cheeated for never feeling a real contration . I hope you find the answer your looking for

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    The doctors said the pros and cons.
    Just really doubting myself and keeping on thinking that the baby will get stuck like my DD did if it is over 4kg

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    What did the doctor suggest?


 

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