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VBAC after failed induction (and subsequent caesarean) Lock Rss

Hello ladies,

Hoping I could hear some stories about VBACs.

I'm 12 weeks pregnant with my second and would really like a VBAC. I'm seeing an independent midwife tomorrow before my first hospital midwife appointment on Saturday as I'm not sure if my (public) hospital will support me.

My GP thinks that because I was induced at +13 with my first which resulted in 'failure to progress' rather than 'fetal distress', that my chances for a VBAC are limited. I however did not want to be induced and felt I was given no option by my hospital. I had to fight to let me go past +11 days. Once I was past a week overdue, the amniotic fluids were monitored (and fine), as was my bub's heart rate. During labour the only issue was my bubs heart rate would drop when I was contracting with the syntocin. (I did have a bit where they let me contract by myself and bub responded well.) In the end they felt it had all gone on too long (17hrs) and bubs was cut out of me. We asked to see the placenta afterwards which was also in perfect condition. Bubs did show signs of being overcooked with flakey hands/feet.

I suppose I'm worried that if I'm overdue again, they want me to just have a caesarean. Has anyone else been in a similar position with being overdue by quite a bit?

Thanks for your time ladies! smile
i've heard public hospitals are more likely to let you try. where r u?
This baby will be born at Frankston hosp (same as last time)...
Will be following this thread, I'm currently 30 weeks pregnant with my second and keen on a VBAC smile I went into labour naturally with my first but due to a positive GBS swab I agreed to a drip, 30 hours later 4cm dilated and baby in distress the doctors decided I needed a caesar. My midwife seems to think that since I went into labour on my own and wasn't really overdue my local hospital should have no serious problems. However I do have to meet with a specialist at 36 weeks and they'll make the ultimate decision...I really want my VBAC and will be fighting for it! smile
My Beau & Belle wrote:
I had a successful vbac with my second after being induced with my first 1 week overdue. I don't have time now, but I'll hop on later and write out my story if you're interested smile


I would love to hear your story! Thank you! smile

Rosie Mumma wrote:
A good friend had her first by induction at 10 days overdue. The induction failed to progress and she had a C-section.For her second, she was induced again at 10 days over and got her vbac! She was stoked. .


Wow! That's ace! I thought they wouldn't induce again after a failed one. Although I don't really want to go the induction route again, that's good to hear!

And good luck littleniki1. Keep us posted!!!
Hi there smile

I had a VBA2C last year. My caesareans were the result of the usual cascade of intervention with a private Ob who I though was supportive.
For my 3rd pregnancy I chose to go with an independent midwife that could also work within my local hospital, so I had the option of home birth or hospital birth if I needed to transfer. I ended up having a very quick, straight forward home water birth 15 days after my EDD smile

All the best

I am kitty wink

lellejay wrote:
Hi there smileI had a VBA2C last year. My caesareans were the result of the usual cascade of intervention with a private Ob who I though was supportive.For my 3rd pregnancy I chose to go with an independent midwife that could also work within my local hospital, so I had the option of home birth or hospital birth if I needed to transfer. I ended up having a very quick, straight forward home water birth 15 days after my EDD smileAll the best

Oh lellejay. You have made my night!!! That is so super fantastic!! Well done you grin
We live about 20 mins from the hospital, which makes me a little nervous should something go askew... But I think a home birth would be so much assuring/comfortable/relaxing (insert positive word here!!).
You have given me hope!!! Thank YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you smile
I would love to know how your appointment went with your MW...
We live about 5mins drive to the hospital, I had a bag packed in the car if I needed to go but it all happened so quickly. I remember my MW saying to me in-between a contraction "if you want to go to the hospital, now is the time!" I just thought what the hell do you mean? I've only been in labour for less than an hour...
It's amazing how your body opens up and does exactly what it's meant to when you're supported by the right people in the right environment. It was NOTHING like my previous labours.
Wishing you all the best

I am kitty wink

I had a VBAC with DD2.

I was induced with DD1 at 40+4 due to medical reasons.

DS1 was breech, so he was delivered via c-section.

DD2 was meant to be another caesar but she decided to arrive early and ended up being an unplanned VBAC homebirth. I began having pains on the way home from my obstetricians appointment. Mind you I had also been at the hospital all day doing pre op. checks etc for my caesar. DF kept ringing the hospital throughout the night but they kept saying not to come in yet. Around 8am the next morning a new midwife was on duty and said to DF, "You'd better get hear straight away!" My contractions were less than 1 min apart and the hospital that I was meant to be going to was usually only 10-15 min. away, but it was morning peak hour and we needed to go with the traffic. So she then said, "then you need to call an ambulance!"

Luckily the ambulance only took literally 2 minutes and I had not started pushing yet so when they arrived they said "Oh, she's not crowning yet so we'll try and make it to hospital." I thought, no bloody way. It took me 4 minutes to lie on my bed as I just couldn't bend and I was not moving until this baby was out. So I just pushed! Within three pushes she was out. The first one, my waters broke, she would have been out with the second push, but they told me to stop halfway through as the cord was around her neck.

I had a second degree tear, probably due to the fact that I refused to push until I was either in the hospital or the ambos were there and then pushed with all my might! Otherwise all was good. She also had trouble keeping her temperature up but after an hour or two that was fine too.

The pains were nowhere near as bad as I expected them to be. When I was induced with DD1, I didn't feel a thing as I had an epidural from the start. So I was always waiting for them to get worse. Mind you, it was painful, just not as bad as I expected!

I then had DS2 via caesar. as he was breech too.

Overall, my recovery from the two caesars were the easiest, but compared to most people I had a great recovery with both.

All the best in getting your VBAC!



My Beau & Belle wrote:
I was monitored via a wireless monitor most of the time before the epidural (see if your hospital has wireless monitors available) which was great so I could stay as active as possible during my labour.


Cheers for posting your experience My Beau & Belle! Well done! grin My hospital does have the wireless monitors but someone had dropped them the night before I went in for my induction last time so they were out of action.

boofarama wrote:
When I was induced with DD1, I didn't feel a thing as I had an epidural from the start.... Overall, my recovery from the two caesars were the easiest, but compared to most people I had a great recovery with both.All the best in getting your VBAC!


My friend was told to wait, wait, wait home too, but did end up making it to the hospital just in time to push! So did you end up going o hospital at all, or once bubs was born you just do your thing?
I had some pretty serious, one-on-top-of-the-other contractions when I was induced so I'm prepared for the pain, but I (perhaps naively) think that the pain of induced contractions would be worse than natural ones.
lellejay wrote:
would love to know how your appointment went with your MW...


She was FANTASTIC! My partner and I are both really comfortable and happy with her and feel positive that I will be given the best opportunity to have a intervention free birth. We discussed home birthing but as I'm not comfortable with the distance we are from the hospital she encouraged us to labour at home for as long as possible and just head to hospital to push. That being said though, if I'm labouring well at home and don't want to go to hospital, then I won't. So all in all I'm feeling really positive about having a VBAC. I have an appointment with the hospital midwives tomorrow to book in and all that, so we'll see what they think. But the independent MV has attended many births at Frankston hospital and seemed very positive so here's to hoping.

Again, thank you everyone for your stories. Would love to keep this conversation open for anyone else in a similar situation who needs some encouragement also!

xxx
Soul mumma wrote:
My friend was told to wait, wait, wait home too, but did end up making it to the hospital just in time to push! So did you end up going o hospital at all, or once bubs was born you just do your thing?
I had some pretty serious, one-on-top-of-the-other contractions when I was induced so I'm prepared for the pain, but I (perhaps naively) think that the pain of induced contractions would be worse than natural ones.


Yeah I delivered the placenta at the hospital. I only just made it. The ambos pulled over twice (on the side of the freeway) as they thought that I couldn't hold on any longer!

I needed to be stitched up too!



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