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Advice on getting over traumatic birth. Due in 8 weeks for second baby
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Posted 06 April 2015 - 06:32 PM
Hi sorry, I only just saw your reply. Generally syntocin is not recommended. My Obs was in the hospital the whole time I was on it, I knew the risks and he knew I really really wanted to VBAC if at ALL possible. Every Obs is different. 2-3 hrs was the max he allowed me to be on it for.
Posted 06 April 2015 - 07:42 PM
I had an emergency c-sect with my first, as she turned to breech during labour. I didn't really process the whole experience till after my second birth, and realised just how bad it had been! I went on to have a successful vbac, and it was really the best experience for me. I found the book birth skills by juju (something - kunjin?) very empowering and similar to what I've read of calm birth classes. Most places won't give an epidural for a vbac due to rupture, and won't induce medically (not sure which ways are ok, think manual waters breaking etc is ok. I would talk to your obs honestly about your experience, and see if there is a patient advocate you can talk to as well at the hospital, they may be able to help you process some of your experience too. Best of luck with no. 2, May your vbac be joyous and pain free
Posted 08 April 2015 - 09:02 PM
Your story sounds very similar to mine, however mine ended in a forceps delivery and third degree tear for which it took me 10 months physically to recover from with regular physio and gyno appointments. I still have resulting scar tissue that will always need attention. My baby had horrendous bruises from the forceps and needed almost a week in the special care nursery.
I guess I'm trying to say that try not to feel cheated by having a CS because with all the complications you had through your birth, thank your lucky stars you had a CS at the end of it rather than having to go through what I did from birthing vaginally - for months they didn't even know if I would have sex again. I'm trying to get over the trauma of NOT having a CS!!
Needless to say, I will be having a CS with my next baby due in December.
Edited by Rowdy85, 08 April 2015 - 09:05 PM.
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