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    Default My successful VBAC story :)

    Birth of Lacey Maree 7lbs15oz 53cm HC 35cm

    After a whole week of irregular contractions, bloody shows and exhaustion I finally went into established labour at 1:30pm Dec 1st 2012 at 40+5.
    I'd been putting off the waves of period pain that had slowly intensified, thinking it was nothing.
    Laying down on the lounge and trying to sleep I felt a weird pop! Waited but nothing so I stood up and a huge gush came.
    Contractions then became 5 minutely and were intensifying but not unbearable.
    It took half an hour to get ahold of my fiancé who was working and my Mum who was swimming so I was freaking out and running around the house trying to organise my 3 year old twins.
    Finally Mum came and drove me to the hospital and Col arrived shortly after. On arrival I was almost 2cm dilated with a thick cervix, mid stretched me to the 2cm. Unfortunately there was a conference in Sydney which meant NO obstetricians were available and I would have to be transferred to a hospital almost an hour away.
    The ambulance took almost an hour and by that time my contractions were 1-2 mins apart. Quick examination showed I was 4-5cm and cervix fully effaced already.
    Ambulance ride was hell and all I wanted was Col who couldn't come in the ambulance.
    Upon arrival I told the midwives this couldn't really be it and I knew it would be hours. I insisted on going to the toilet but just sat there and screamed. Got back to the bed and they asked me if I wanted to have her standing up, I said yes but thought it wasn't time. Legs went to jelly so I got back onto the bed and asked for another examination, they offered a bit of gas for that but took it off me because I was already 10cm after almost 3 and a half hours!
    Col and the midwife then held one leg each and it was time to push. I kept telling them I couldn't possibly be ready to push.
    It was hard! The MW gave me a mirror to watch but I couldn't concentrate on it. I started getting agonizing pain in between contractions that the MW's said was my c-section scar, little miss also had a few decels and they told me I needed to get her out now.
    20 minutes and a few pushes later her head was almost out, they asked me if I wanted to feel which I did. So motivating! They put the mirror back and after another 10 minutes I watched myself pushing her out and being placed on my chest.
    By far the most incredible thing I have ever done, am so overcome with emotion! I can't believe I actually did it and got my VBAC.
    No tearing, a small graze and a booby feeding champion after 4 hours active labour with 30 minutes pushing.
    Completely inlove

    Edited for spelling errors!
    Last edited by MrsOhara; 16-02-2013 at 19:24.

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    Wow, congrats on your new bub. Enjoy those squishy cuddles.

    And, this must be a hub record for the fastest birth story to go up ever.

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    Congrats!!

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    Thanks ladies

    Lol I'm so excited I can't even sleep! Just sitting here staring at her in awe.
    I have to say I wish I could have done my first wee in the shower, it hurt like a b!tch...

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    Congrats! What a wonderful story.

    Sorry to hijack a lil but I'm also wide awake in awe that I had a VBAC today. Not as tidy and unscathed as yours (swearing, gas, pethadine, stitches hehe) but still... I'm a wee bit proud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peasmum View Post
    Congrats! What a wonderful story.

    Sorry to hijack a lil but I'm also wide awake in awe that I had a VBAC today. Not as tidy and unscathed as yours (swearing, gas, pethadine, stitches hehe) but still... I'm a wee bit proud.
    Congratulations, you should be proud! Isn't it amazing? I'm on such a high.

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    Well done ladies, totally jealous and proud of you both, something I will never get to experience but love reading your stories. Enjoy your beautiful babes.

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    Me three! Must have been something in the air for awesome vbacs yesterday

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    Wow congrats to the three of you!

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    that's awesome, so happy for you! congrats. I am sitting here hoping it's me next. hehe. Feeling a tad desperate for this baby to come out!

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