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[May. 28th, 2010|12:00 am]
35+ Moms with new babies

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i am in my first trimester with my second child and although i have a while before i even have to worry about labor i am already stressing about it.
for my first child i had to have an emergency c-section because i never dilated beyond 5cm after 36 hours. i really like the idea of trying a natural birth with the second child since no two births are the same and i could maybe deliver naturally.
the hang up is that there is no way to have a vbac in the community in which i live. this means i would have to take the then 3 year old with me to stay in a larger city for the last month of my pregnancy and hope that my huband was able to fly down in time for the birth of the baby. since the two closest cities would require flying with a newborn baby during the christmas holidays i am feeling very selfish for even thinking about this option.
that said i am wondering how many successful vbac do you know of since i only know of 1 in my area. most opt for staying in town and simply having another c-section. i am interested in hearing about personal experiences, both those that resulted in natural birth and those that might not have. also i want some feedback from some mamas out there....what would you do?
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[User Picture]From: ppplmgwiw
2010-05-28 06:27 pm (UTC)
Do you know about ICAN? http://www.ican-online.org/ You may want to check with them to see what your options are and find some support for pursuing VBAC. There may even be a chapter near you where you can go talk with other women. They also have great facebook group, if you're on there, where you can get more or less live support, information, etc. The Unnecessarean also has great info, and a wonderful and supportive FB group. http://www.theunnecesarean.com/
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