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Old 06-20-08, 10:16 AM
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Anyone had or going to attempt a VBAC?

Last time, I had to have a c-section because both babies were transverse and there was no way they could get out on their own, but I always felt like I missed out on something (crazy I know). This time, now that we know about my extra clotting risk and with me being on lovenox/heprin thru delivery, I want to avoid a c-section even more. Anyone have any tips on what I can do to help myself along with this goal?
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Old 06-20-08, 11:20 AM
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I think the most important thing at this point is to make sure your doctor is willing to do a vbac. Mine won't. I am fine with it because my first section was for failure to progress, 16 hours of labor, 8 on pitocin and I never dialted past 1 cm. I have no desire to attempt that again. Anyway if your dr isn't willing to do a vbac then you might have to shop for a new dr or give up the idea. If your doc is willing ask them what other's have done to make their vbac successful. Good luck!
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Old 06-20-08, 07:36 PM
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A lot of docs are not willing to do vbac after a c section due to the increased risk of hemmoraghing. Talk with your doc and see what they think.
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Old 06-20-08, 07:52 PM
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I agree the dr is key, and do alot of research. My good friend had a cs with her first then vbac 9 more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was fine. But there are increased risks. Jill
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Old 06-22-08, 07:38 PM
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Wow, 9 VBACs after a c-section! that's encouraging.

Luckily, my Dr. is fine with trying a VBAC, but I'm not sure how hard core she would be about it. I know she refuses to induce, which is fine by me. In general, I get the impression she won't go as far as say a midwife would. I hate that my state won't liscense midwives. I'm wondering if getting a doula might help. As for the risks of a VBAC, the risks of surgery and all that comes with that is far worse to me.
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