My first labour (37 hours long) was 9 years ago when I was 17. I had every intervention possible which started with induction (2 weeks over due) and ended in a Energency C Section. (My son was posterier and his head got stuck and as I was stuck on a bed (due to epidural which I was told I had to have!) he could not get through. Had forceps then emergancy C section.) And a long recovery.
When I was pregnant with my second almost 5, I was told I had to have a C section.
This one was much better I recovered quicker but not able to drive for 7 weeks. Only downside was my daughter swallowed fluid when she was being born (I now know this can be common with C Sections) so had to go into S.C.B.U for 4 days as she could not breath right.
After doing a lot of reading I now know most of the interventions I had wth my son were not needed and I should have been able to have a natural with my daughter.
I have been lucky to find a supportive midwife who believes in Active birth and is willing to allow trial of labour if all goes well with pregnancy.
However I have had some bleeding (started and 14 weeks and still going). Scan showed no problem and baby ok. No cause for bleeding. Seeing my Midwife on Tuesday so hopefully this will not cause any problems.
I would be keen to hear from any one who has had 2 c sections and was able to have a natural with 3rd or is hoping too.
Chrissy AKL NZ. Due July (3rd child)
mum2 AJ 05, Mary-Jane 04, Rachael 99 & Jonothan 94