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Just want to see how many of us are out there..


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#26 Chazonator

Posted 01 May 2011 - 01:13 PM

With that 0.9% rupture rate is for Aus or the US??
I have been told by an OB that 1 out of 50 women may rupture with a vba2c attempt would this be correct?
is there anything that you can take to help tone or thicken the uterine scar tissue?
My hubby go freaked out by the 1 out of 50 women thing and now would rather I go through with a c/sec when the time arises but I have done so much research about vbacing that a part of me would still like to try.
I've just purchased the vbac pink kit and Jean Sutton's booklet about positioning during late pregnancy so i have some more reading to do!

#27 Guest_Monkey News_*

Posted 07 May 2011 - 08:04 AM

Location:
QLD

Type of care:
Public Hospital, mostly midwives.

Reasons for csections:
#1 Emergency csection, following feotal distress after being given pethadine and having an epi.
#2 Elective csection, because my son had a heart condition which the Obs were concerned might cause some issues if I were to attempt a VBA2C.

Preparation:
Researched successful VBAC's, spoke to a wonderful independant midwife (who trusted birth), researched VBA2C benefits and risks and hired a doula.

How did the birth pan out:
Beautifully original.gif  I was 42+19 days when I went into labour, that was probably the hardest part of my entire pregnancy TBH. I laboured for 12 hours, 4 of them at home. At the hospital I refused continual monitoring and was checked by a doppler intermitedly, I was active ( although spent the majority of time in the shower), and I didn't have any internals until I felt like I wanted to push. I did end up having the vacuum to help get the baby out ( she was posterior, and also in the birth canal at a weird angle). I ended up with a third degree tear, which I needed a spinal block for to get repaired.

What did you learn:
That birth can be trusted original.gif That I am capable of anything!

Would you do it again:
Definitely, without a doubt! It was the single most amazing, empowering experience of my life wub.gif

#28 zara2010

Posted 25 October 2011 - 04:47 PM

I've loved reading this - so inspirational  biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif

#29 Belly82

Posted 29 October 2011 - 07:57 PM

I had a vba2c in Sydney March 2011.

Where? Royal Womens Hospital Randwick (under Dr Andrew Bisits)
When? March 2011
41wk + 1 -- 9p 5oz (biggest bub!)

It can be done....!



#30 dla18

Posted 23 April 2012 - 01:46 AM

This thread is a little old, but I thought it was worth a shot.

I'm 8 weeks pregnant with #3. Both my boys were c/setions.

1st son (2008) was postdates, I was induced at 41+2, but failure to progress and fetal destress ended with the emergency c/section at midnight.
Through out that pregnancy I went though the public system, and I was treated terribly. I got gallstones at 15 weeks, I was in agony most days, for the rest of the pregnancy, and no one believed me. One midwife told me I had never been pregnant before, therefore I had no idea what it was supposed to feel like, so I should stop complaining.... rant.gif

Because of this I got a Private OB for my 2nd pregnancy (2011). She gave me the choice of a vbac from the start, but I guess from the past labor experience, I was really scared, and did no research, so I opted for a planned c/section.
I was in the surgical bay 15 mins away from the c/section when my water broke, lol.
So they took me to labor and delivery to check everything, bubs was fine, I was fine, so I cancelled the c/section and decided to go for the vbac afterall.
I was in labor for about 4-5 hours, but then everything stopped, dead. No contractions, nothing...so my OB pulled the plug and did the c/section. The surgery didn't go very well, I had a major panic attack on the table, they had to drug me to keep me somewhat calm.

I am beyond desperate to have a natural delivery this time, but because my youngest is only 10 months old, I'm worried that this will affect my chances. I wanted to stay with the same OB because she was just wonderful, but she will not support a vba2c.

Can anyone tell me if there are any OB's in Newcastle - public or private - that will support a vba2c??

#31 Hannahbanana

Posted 23 April 2012 - 10:21 AM

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Can anyone tell me if there are any OB's in Newcastle - public or private - that will support a vba2c??

I thought John Hunter Hospital was supposed to have a VBAC program?? I am not sure if that is still the case, hopefully someone can confirm that. When Andrew Bissits was there it was very VBAC friendly.
I hope you can find someone to support you original.gif

#32 klizanne

Posted 19 June 2012 - 03:56 PM

Bumping as this is so interesting to read.  I automatically thought that after 2 c/s you only had the option for another c/s. I would love to try for a vaginal birth with #3. Would love to read more of others experiences.

Anyone know if Redlands Public Hospital is supportive of VBA2C?

#33 jetage

Posted 03 July 2012 - 09:57 PM

Hi everyone,

I forgot all about this thread.  I went back and had a look to see what I posted, at the time I wasn't even pregnant.

So after much time I can report and say that I acheived my VBA2C and that it was a wonderful journey.

I researched OB's and was not going anywhere that was unsupportive of my choice.  I found my OB and hospital, located almost 2 hours away.  Probably sounds crazy but my oldest and dearest friend lives just 10km from the hospital, so I bunked up at her place leading up to the birth of DD2.

I had ruled out homebirth, too far away from a hospital, not an option for my husband and not sure that I could commit without the support of DH.

Pregnancy was great, no doubts at all from my OB (he is very, very pro VBAC/VBA2C.)

I was 12 days over, lots of pre labour over a week and a half, never quite knew when it was going to take off.  When I finally went into labour, I was calling the hospital within 15 minutes as my contractions were super strong and only 5 minutes apart.  By the time I got to the hospital they were 3 minutes apart.  DD2 was born less than 3 1/4 hours after labour began with around 40 minutes of pushing.

As much as I loved my VBA2C experience and would do it again in a heartbeat, I realised that in a way that it doesnt matter they way in which a baby is born as long as the health of the baby was formost in any decisions that we made.  

What ment most to me aside from having a healthy baby was the fact that from the moment she was born, she was with me skin on skin, until I was ready to have a shower and get cleaned up.  We spent 4 uninterupted hours together, bonding and falling in love.

I mourned the loss of this connection that I was unable to make with my first two in the first few hours of their birth.  This time I wasnt drugged up and my mind was so very clear, I could soak it all up.

I knew that I could VBA2C, just knew it.  For me it was a matter of finding the right care to make it happen, I could not have done it under any unsupported care, too hard to fight when you are in the throws of labour.  Building a trusting relationship with your care provider is the key to having your choices respected and desired outcomes realised.  If something isn't quite right, you need to be able to trust your care providers recommendations.

I was close to a EMCS with DD2, theatre staff were there ready to go (called in during the night), thankfully my OB didnt jump the gun, he just let me go but was ready to step in if things got worse.  As it turned out DD2 had the cord around her neck twice, I was the one to slip it off, that is how quickly I held her.  Had he said we need to get this baby out now, I would not have second guessed him, he had my complete trust and respect, he was in my corner.

Sorry for the long post, I think I got carried away a little.

Would love to hear of any more stories from previous posters and of course any upcoming ones.

#34 Chazonator

Posted 04 July 2012 - 01:49 PM

Great news on the vba2c jetage and congrats on the birth of your new daughter!
I myself was set for vba2c earlier this year but had to have a csec instead as the people who were going to look after the kids moved interstate right before the due date. I was really upset because it's what I wanted all along but in the end I wouldn't have had anyone to leave the kids with when I went not labour. My csec was prob the best out of all 3 and recovery was good and bub was nearly 4kg!
I do wish for a 4th bub and it would be an amazing experience to have a vba3c I'd just have to wait a while until the kids are older and more manageable to contemplate it.


#35 funandlaughter

Posted 11 September 2012 - 03:41 PM

bump...... would love to hear some more success stories please

#36 mumsiedearest

Posted 12 September 2012 - 11:45 AM

Ohh this thread is fantastic! I have been looking for any info on this by women in Aust for a while now! I got a bit excited and came right to the end so I could post now. Ok I'm off to read all the stories now! original.gif




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