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I’m worried about my delivery. Hoping for a VBAC but wondering about repeat Caesarean

Posted by Mehvi, 1st October 2020

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  • I also hoped for a VBAC but my 4.5kg pudding worked against my plans. I had just as successful c-section the second time as the first. I wondered how I would manage the baby and the toddler while I recovered but I learned to be kind to myself. The kids survived getting take aways for dinner, excessive paw patrol watching and hugs in bed when I couldn’t get mobile

  • I’m currently pregnant with my 4th csection booked in 5 days away! With my first I was upset when needed a csection but now happy with that as my outcome. Baby and me deliver happy and healthy. Although at times I’ve wished I could deliver natural or have been able to have that Vbac but overall happy the csection is known as the only and safest option for me. Go with the flow, know your amazing and enjoy the moment.

  • I had a repeat C section, was planning on a vbac but due to complications booked in for the C section. It was easier second time around, knew what to expect, such a different birth experience and I healed quicker as well which I was surprised with

  • Pretty sure repeat caesarean isn’t medically recommended due to scar tissue

  • I’ve had 3 C-sections. The first was horrific recovery wise but the second was better and the 3rd was an absolute dream recovery. It’s definitely better knowing what’s going to happen and how it’s going to be.

  • I had repeat Caesarean’s all went fine. My doctor recommended I have Caesarean as my pelvis was not helpful for the baby to pass through correctly. I found I was up and about in days after. Just could only life my baby nothing else!

  • I had a repeat caesarean as the first was an emergency one. I wanted a VBAC however the doctors showed me the statistics on the scar rupturing as it was not 2 years in between and I decided to go the safer way.

  • I had an emergency caesarean with both of my children, my second was a failed vbac. I wanted to try and I tried, but in the end it’s about what you feel comfortable with and both you and baby being safe. I hope everything goes well.

  • Honestly I would go with your gut and also you will know your body and your baby too. It’s different for every woman and they’re babies. You do what’s right for you. I had emergency c with first then vbac with 2nd and then elective with 3rd due to doctors recommendation because they saud baby was too big. Although I wish I went with my gut and chose to go vaginal birth due to my baby turning around the week before. He was not big in the end , I could have prevented going through another surgery. Which disappointed me but it’s done now.

  • I had an emergency c section with my first and am having an elective one second time round.
    I was so scarred with trying to have a vaginally birth with the first that I don’t want to try for a VBAC this time round.

  • It probably depends more on the reason for your first c section and if it’s likely to be the same with your second. Get the advice from your gyno but remember you can always change your mind as you get closer. I had emergency c section with first and planned c section with second. It was a much calmer time second time around being planned and glad I did. Good luck!

  • Due to long difficult labours and emergency caesarean with my second I had a repeat caesarean with my third without any issues. My friend had a VBAC and had major tearing due to a quick delivery. Not sure if it still the case but back when I had my children you couldn’t have an epidural with a VBAC delivery because you need to be able to feel the pain in case you suffer uterine tearing?!

  • Best to go with the advice from your appointments!

  • A friend of mine managed to have C-section, then VBAC, then another C-section. She says each is different and it’s really hard to anticipate what you’re going to need.

  • I had a repeat caesar and it was fine.

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