i am currently 33weeks pregnant with our 3rd and need to make a decision on whether to give birth naturally or via elective c section.
A little history my DD was born via emergency c section after failure to progress and was 9pd 3. My DS was VBAC after 13 hour labour, but just after he was born I fractured my tailbone and it took 18 months to be able to sit comfortably for any period of time.
I have the option to go VBAC again but apparently there is a 60% chance of causing trauma to my tailbone or potentially having another emergency c section. I know that if I go for a VBAC that I will get an epidural which rules out most birthing positions.
So I don't know what to do, should I opt for elective c section because it is a calculated decision and I know that I will be recovered in 6 weeks or go for a VBAC and the unknown?
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16-11-2012 17:32 #1Senior Member
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Natural birth with fractured tailbone OR elective c section??
19-11-2012 10:27 #2
That sounds terrible! DS scraped against my tail bone on his way out (posterior) and it was such a horrible recovery. I must say though, it never crossed my mind to have a c-section next time because of it. I guess I'm just hoping for next bub to not be posterior lol.
Also, this is off topic but I heard that women trying for VBAC aren't allowed to have an epidural??
19-11-2012 18:09 #3Senior Member
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My DS was a VBAC with an epidural and was delivered at the Royal Women's in Brisbane.
I have a feeling that this bub is going to be a good size, so does that make the chances of causing trauma to be tailbone higher?
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