Jump to content

Possibility of VBA3C in Melb?
anywhere?..


  • Please log in to reply
7 replies to this topic

#1 magicmel27

Posted 25 September 2012 - 01:50 PM

Hi everyone my name is Mel and i'm trying to see if anyone has had a VBA3C in either a public or private hospital within melbourne or surrounds?
I am in the south east of melbourne and have just found out I am expecting my fourth and last child but would like to try for a vaginal birth if possible.
I have private health insurance which im more than willing to use but if there is a public hospital which can accomodate a VBA3C then that might be a better option.
I have tossed up the idea of an independant midwife but can only really afford that if i did go public and maybe a doula if it were private.
fwiw I have gone into labour with my first child I got to 7cm but his heart rate started to dip on and off frequently so they did an emerg csec and found the cord to be around his neck. second and third bubs were elec csecs as I hadnt caught onto the idea of VBACing until I met a lovely lady at playgroup who had one herself! so now im reading up about it and basically trying to get as much knowledge as i can to help with getting a vbac for this bub.
Thanks!



#2 MrsHerty

Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:47 PM

I am planning a HBA2C but not in VIC so i couldnt help sorry.I would suggest joining the VBAC support group on Facebook if you have Facebook,as someone there may know original.gif
Good luck!

#3 deejie

Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:57 AM

Will PM you original.gif

#4 Rumina

Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:05 PM

I have just PM'ed you.

#5 gigglebuttons3

Posted 22 January 2013 - 08:20 PM

Hiya
I couldnt help notice the discussion on vbacing after a 3rd csection i am interested in finding a hospital myself that could be open to the idea of allowing myself to have a trial of labour. I am not pregnant but am entertaining the idea of having another child without having to go under the knife again!
could anyone PM any details on the OB's or hospitals they think are the best bet for it?

#6 TrifectaOfTerrors

Posted 04 May 2013 - 09:00 PM

Me too please!

#7 Soontobegran

Posted 04 May 2013 - 09:27 PM

Approximately 3 out of 4 women will have a successful VBAC however as I am sure you know there are some schools of thought that after several C/S the risk is too high.

You will receive a lot of anecdotes regarding successful VBAC 2,3 and 4 but there is so much more to the decision than just hearing about other people's successes.

Your likelihood of a successful VBAC3 depends on your history so fronting up to a new caregiver not armed with the information about your previous C/S will not be helpful when making a decision to encourage it or not.

There really does need to be some criteria met before many Obstetricians will encourage/support your VBAC3.
* Your previous C/S history is important...why did you have them?  What did your lower segment/uterus and old scarring look like and was there any visible tearing last time?

Most caregivers will look at your age, your BMI, the size of your baby, whether you are post dates and whether there is just a short time frame since a previous pregnancy.
They will also be encouraged if you have no medical conditions pertaining to pregnancy such as no GD, no PE, no history of uterine surgery etc.

The large public hospital I worked at did not do VBAC3 even though it was probably one of the better equipped places to do so, there are many private hospitals that do not have the back up to provide the emergency care if it is necessary so whilst I really do encourage you to look and ask around I have to say that it is uncommon for an Obstetrician to be terribly keen although that does not mean a definite no.

I wish you well and hope you get the type of birth you wish for.

#8 Threewanting1more

Posted 13 August 2013 - 09:15 AM

Hi, I know that this was posted nearly a year ago.  I am keen to have another baby and would love to know if you found somewhere that supported a VBA3C?  Many thanks




2 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 2 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Teaching our son to say no to violence against women

Today, on White Ribbon Day - and every other day - we're teaching our son to say no to violence against women.

Mothers told to breastfeed in 'spacious' toilet

If there is one thing the owners of Tillings Cafe can be certain of, it is that the eatery won't win the award for Britain's best baby-friendly coffee shop any time soon.

Mother gives name to son dumped down drain

A woman who admitted to dumping her newborn baby down a Sydney drain has reportedly been allowed to give him a name.

Taking small steps to reduce stress

Are you feeling used up by life's stress, family problems and a demanding job you can't turn off? Many people are way beyond work-life exhaustion. They are functioning as robots.

Bad news: we're running out of chocolate

The world's biggest chocolate-maker says we're running out of chocolate.

Born at 23 weeks, 'Chopstick Baby' survives first week

A baby who was born at 23 weeks has survived her first week of life outside the womb.

Manic stations: the nesting instinct in pregnancy

It might sound like temporary insanity, but almost obsessive nesting as you near your due date isn’t uncommon – even if you’re not usually a particularly clean person.

How a baby can survive alone for days on end

The baby found abandoned in a Sydney drain may have been alone for up to six days without being fed, leaving many asking how he could have survived.

When it begins to look a lot like Christmas

A child's excitement at Christmas time is a beautiful thing, but one dad ponders whether his toddler daughter is getting into the festive mood a bit too soon.

Hospital lets dads the experience some of the pain of childbirth

A new experience is radically altering men's views of childbirth.

Italian doctors questioned over formula bribes

Italian police have placed 12 doctors under house arrest on suspicion of promoting baby milk formula over breastfeeding.

Heartwarming prank gives single mum the house she was hired to clean

Cara Simmons arrived at work to clean a large and beautiful house in time for a party planned for that evening. It was soon hers.

Those special moments of sibling bonding

Every now and then your child does or says something that is truly memorable.

Why we should stop telling new parents to 'enjoy every moment'

A few weeks ago, some dear friends of mine had their first baby. As the proud dad texted me a picture I had to fight the natural instinct to say “Enjoy every moment!”

Baby monitor footage posted online

Footage of Australian babies and children sleeping in their bedrooms are among the images on a Russian site showing live feeds from thousands of homes and businesses around the world.

Did this new dad really hit on his wife's midwife?

Was there really a man who was actually there by his wife’s side as she laboured and gave birth to his child, all while he was making what he perceived to be meaningful eye contact with a midwife?

Keep calm and ignore the Tantrum Trolls

Tantrum Trolls are a small but growing species of predatory bottom-feeders who delight in picking on parents at their most vulnerable.

It's okay to never 'get over' the death of a loved one

The death of children, siblings, and parents has long term impacts on the rest of our lives.

What Mark Latham needs to know about depression and motherhood

Love has nothing to do with mental illness. But love may drive a mother to do something about it.

'We're just trying to keep our child alive': life with FPIES

We have a beautiful seven-month-old son, and his allergy rules our life.

Transgender dad breastfeeds his babies

A transgender man who breastfed his first baby - despite having his breasts removed as part of his transformation from female to male - has now had a second child.

Couple face $1 million medical bill and bankruptcy after babymoon birth

A Canadian couple were slammed with a million dollar medical bill after their daughter was prematurely during their babymoon.

Cigarettes, junk food dominate supermarket sales growth

One in every five dollars spent at supermarkets goes on cigarettes or junk food, according to industry data.

Teacher under fire for breastfeeding in class

There is no doubt mums have a right to continue breastfeeding after they have returned to work, but one teacher in the US has taken it to the extreme.

Win a family pass to Disney Live!

We have 4 family passes to give away to see Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales, touring Australia this December/January.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Join PADDINGTON on the red carpet!

To celebrate the release of PADDINGTON, we are giving five lucky winners the chance to win a family pass to the exclusive Australian Premiere in Sydney on December 7!

The tragedy of losing a favourite teddy bear

We were green and uninitiated, perhaps a little naïve when it came to the favourite toy responsibility.

Video: Baby sniffs beardless dad to make sure it's him

She looks him up and down and then touches his chin, but baby Lindsey still isn't sure this clean-shaven man is her dad.

It's possible to workout while pregnant

Medical experts say intense fitness routines can be done safely during pregnancy - if the mums-to-be follow some guidelines.

What parents really want for their kids

Are our hopes, dreams and expectations for our children what they really need?

'I had a feeling something was seriously wrong'

Before even giving birth, Katie Myers' maternal instincts warned her something was wrong with her baby.

When your pregnancy causes a relationship rift

Some dads-to-be don't miss a beat when their partner is pregnant; others struggle with a range of issues and can become withdrawn, right when their support is needed most.

Couple uses group photo trick to announce pregnancy to loved ones

Katharine and Kris Camilli devised a clever trick to immortalise their family and friends' reactions to their exciting pregnancy news.

Why Tracey Spicer has given up make-up

"After 30 years on television, I had become what I despised: a painted doll who spent an hour a day and close to $200 a week putting on a mask."

Knowing you are one of the lucky ones

I am secure, confident and strong, but the responsibility of protecting my children can almost bring me undone.

Why I am so emotional now I have kids?

There are so many ways in which parenthood changes us as women, but one of the most noticeable, for me, has been the changing state of my emotions.

Baby survives despite sharing womb with 'foreign body'

Baby Maia was conceived against the odds, only to find she was sharing a womb with an ominous "foreign body".

Video: Baby shows dog how to jump - or vice versa

They say dog is man's best friend, but this playful pooch seems to have chosen a jumping baby as her number one buddy.

10 ways to soothe a crying baby

New paernts can get frustrated when their newborn gets fussy and can't settle down. When you're feeling overwhelmed, try some of these simple tips to help soothe your baby.

20 baby names that are becoming more popular every year

The data-lovers at nameberry.com have been at it again – this time, they’ve discovered the names that are continually rising up the ranks, ready to take out some top spots in the next few years.

10 great meals to make for new parents

Ideally, you want to give food that isn’t expensive to make, isn't too difficult to create, and freezes well; stews, bakes, soups and pasta sauces are perfect.

Weird pregnancy products

Some pregnancy products come to market and are just awesome. Others just leave you scratching your head.

Carers admit to force-feeding children

Two children who were given to the wrong families at birth will soon learn if they will be returned to their biological parents.

 

How many weeks til Christmas?

On your To-Do list

Get the "Santa" shopping done without the kids in tow.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.