This is my second pregnancy. And Im a little more scared this time lol. Go figure!! Ive been really sick with this one. Lots of aches and pains that I dont recall from my daughters pregnancy. Her name is Ryen and she is 3. We are hoping for a boy this time!!!!
Im worried about labor! My daughter was breech at the last minute, so I had an emergancy C section. Which scared me to death. And then the worst happened.. my epidural didnt take right away like it should have, so the Drs made the desicion to put me under completely. I was not awake and had no family in the room with me!! I was so scared that I wouldnt make it or the baby wouldnt! I was 21 at the time.
So now my Dr tells me I have the choice of a vaginal childbirth or to go ahead with another C section if I wanted! If I wanted? What does that mean? He said we would discuss labor later on. Im really scared about doing another C section, but also scared for a vaginal delivery too.. I only made it half way through labor when they found out she was breech.. So Im totally lost and confused!!
Anyone have any advice for me?
First off Congrats!
Second, your doctor is giving you the option of attempting a VBAC(vaginal birth after cesarean), or scheduling a c-section. Since the reason you had your previous c-section was because your baby was breech you are a good candidate for attempting a VBAC. In certain situations some doctors won't even consider a VBAC. So you are very lucky.
Now if everything doesn't progress well or this baby ends up breech too your doctor may advise a c-section. You also will want to prepare yourself that even if you attempt a VBAC you may end up having c-section anyways.
The good news is your last birthing experience is pretty much worst case scenario & you have experience this time around.
Knowing what to expect helps tremendously.
Just try to relax! Good Luck!
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