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VBA2C -or- c/s Lyla & Maxwell's Mommy Due April 25; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Wisconsin 1470 posts
Nov 10th

I have had 2 c/s and my ob is suggesting attempting a vba2c because he feels I'm a good candidate. I have a few concerns and am looking for input... 

My first c/s was due to failure to dilate resulting in my blood pressure soaring sky high. She was 8 lb 10 oz at 41 weeks and my ob said I have an extremely narrow pelvic outlet. My second was a repeat ds was 8 lb 3 oz at 39 weeks. 

My OB moved to Florida and I am now seeing another doctor who works in the same practice. He said my previous OB was much more willing to make firm statements and he's not about to tell
me what my body is or isn't able
to do.  

WWYD?

The Original Bob 4 kids; 4 angel babies; <3, CA, United States 36748 posts
status Nov 11th

It's up to you. If I was in your situation I'd probably go with the C-section. But I'd ask your new Dr his opinion regarding the narrow pelvis and the high BP. 

bia. ., ., Portugal 102229 posts
Nov 11th


C-section, but that's just me.

tinana+3 3 kids; Orlando, FL, Virgin Islands 46798 posts
status Nov 11th

I’m incredibly pro- vbac. Unfortunately for me vbac and vba2c didn’t work out but I’ve seen so much success that I believe it’s worth it to try... especially when you have a supportive provider. 

Lyla & Maxwell's Mommy Due April 25; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Wisconsin 1470 posts
Nov 11th

Thanks for the input ladies!  My
OB is supportive of whatever we choose. I just feel like my first OB actually saw my outlet and said a natural birth isn't possible unless I had a small baby (she guesstimated less than 6 pounds) which doesn't seem to happen for me...  Does it make sense to you all to trust the surgeon who has actually seen the inside of my body??  I definitely think I'm leaning towards another c/s. 

bia. ., ., Portugal 102229 posts
Nov 11th

Quoting Lyla & Maxwell's Mommy:
Thanks for the input ladies!  My
OB is supportive of whatever we choose. I just feel like my first OB actually saw my outlet and said a natural birth isn't possible unless I had a small baby (she guesstimated less than 6 pounds) which doesn't seem to happen for me...  Does it make sense to you all to trust the surgeon who has actually seen the inside of my body??  I definitely think I'm leaning towards another c/s. 



Yes, I most definitely would.

Their mama his wife 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Puerto Rico 7094 posts
Nov 11th

I’ve had 2 vbacs and recovery has been amazing! Csection left me feeling like I was run over by a train. 

tinana+3 3 kids; Orlando, FL, Virgin Islands 46798 posts
status Nov 12th

Quoting Lyla & Maxwell's Mommy:
Thanks for the input ladies!  My
OB is supportive of whatever we choose. I just feel like my first OB actually saw my outlet and said a natural birth isn't possible unless I had a small baby (she guesstimated less than 6 pounds) which doesn't seem to happen for me...  Does it make sense to you all to trust the surgeon who has actually seen the inside of my body??  I definitely think I'm leaning towards another c/s. 


Not necessarily. Pelvises are meant to adjust for childbirth! It’s totally your call though. Your body, your choice. Good luck with whatever you decide.

Mombie+2 Due December 27 (girl); TTC since Feb 2017; 2 kids; That place, Pa, United States 3182 posts
Nov 12th

I’m in the same situation. My drs are willing to let me try for a vba2c but I’m thinking I’m just going with another c section. One dr is saying she won’t induce while others are saying they will if all goes ok up until then. But with my first I only dilated to 4 after 36 hours of being induced I was told I have a very narrow pelvis and they weren’t surprised I wasn’t able to have a vaginal birth. My babies aren’t huge, both just over 7lbs but I guess I’m just still too small? I’m 33 weeks and this baby is measuring small. 3lbs 14oz and her limbs are measuring at 29 weeks some odd days and in the 21st percentile. I say if I happen to go into labor on my own before 39 weeks I’ll try it but if not I’m having a repeat c section. 

Lyla & Maxwell's Mommy Due April 25; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Wisconsin 1470 posts
Nov 12th

Quoting Mombie+2:
I’m in the same situation. My drs are willing to let me try for a vba2c but I’m thinking I’m just going with another c section. One dr is saying she won’t induce while others are saying they will if all goes ok up until then. But with my first I only dilated to 4 after 36 hours of being induced I was told I have a very narrow pelvis and they weren’t surprised I wasn’t able to have a vaginal birth. My babies aren’t huge, both just over 7lbs but I guess I’m just still too small? I’m 33 weeks and this baby is measuring small. 3lbs 14oz and her limbs are measuring at 29 weeks some odd days and in the 21st percentile. I say if I happen to go into labor on my own before 39 weeks I’ll try it but if not I’m having a repeat c section. 


That's what I talked about with my doctor too.  At this point I think we'll schedule a c/s and if I go into labor before have a trial and see how things go. I never had a single contraction during my entire pregnancy with ds so I'm not too hopeful ;)  The c/s date is my DH's bday so it feels meant to be along with the fact I want my tubes tied too. 

♔RaisingTheriots Due October 25 (girl); TTC since Jul 2014; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Louisiana 1485 posts
Nov 12th

I would go with c-section too. The Vba2c can always end up in emergency csection so I’d rather have planned but that’s just me. 
My first was a vaginal birth, and I didn’t enjoy it at all. I thought I would get that whole bonding experience and I was just weak and tired from long labor and pushing 2 hours. I couldn’t even hold him. I kept passing out. My section went little smoother. She was out and done. I felt little sick but they gave me meds and I was able to hold and cuddle her right away. Loved it. Hubby helped me a lot too so i healed quickly. I would do csection over again. 

bia. ., ., Portugal 102229 posts
Nov 12th

Quoting ♔RaisingTheriots:
I would go with c-section too. The Vba2c can always end up in emergency csection so I’d rather have planned but that’s just me. 
My first was a vaginal birth, and I didn’t enjoy it at all. I thought I would get that whole bonding experience and I was just weak and tired from long labor and pushing 2 hours. I couldn’t even hold him. I kept passing out. My section went little smoother. She was out and done. I felt little sick but they gave me meds and I was able to hold and cuddle her right away. Loved it. Hubby helped me a lot too so i healed quickly. I would do csection over again. 


That's true, too. I've had 1 emergency c-section (first baby) and it was awful, not the surgery itself, but just having to rush etc, my 2 planned sections were much better, so much smoother.

Lyla & Maxwell's Mommy Due April 25; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Wisconsin 1470 posts
Nov 12th

Quoting ♔RaisingTheriots:
I would go with c-section too. The Vba2c can always end up in emergency csection so I’d rather have planned but that’s just me. 
My first was a vaginal birth, and I didn’t enjoy it at all. I thought I would get that whole bonding experience and I was just weak and tired from long labor and pushing 2 hours. I couldn’t even hold him. I kept passing out. My section went little smoother. She was out and done. I felt little sick but they gave me meds and I was able to hold and cuddle her right away. Loved it. Hubby helped me a lot too so i healed quickly. I would do csection over again. 


True!! My c/s with DD was much for hectic and recovery was rough compared to ds.