Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Vaginal Birth After Caesarean (VBAC)

After the first birth experience, I was still determined to have a natural birth. So I read up all about Vaginal Birth After Caesarean (VBAC) and informed my doctor about my birthing preference right from the start. My doctor said she would let me try since it was the hospital's policy anyway but she added that she would not allow me to try for too long. She was concerned about my old wound and feared that I may have an arrest in dilation like the first time. I prepared myself mentally for both a VBAC and another caesarean just in case things turned out that way again.

When the due date for delivery drew nearer, we began to feel very anxious, much more anxious than the first time. Again, a bloody show brought me to the doctor's office. We sat there and discussed the pros and cons between a VBAC and a Caesarean. My baby was large. My old wound was hurting. The umbilical cord was near my baby's neck. My doctor reminded me that she would not allow me to try too long because of the old wound. All of these factors seem to indicate that it would not be a very good idea to try for a VBAC and so that was how I opted to have a caesarean under epidural instead at almost the last hour.

My doctor said that I could not wait any longer and instructed me to go home, pack and return immediately to check in for labour. It was very rushed indeed but that was not a problem for me as I was mentally ready.

Oops! This post is getting a bit long. I shall continue in another post "Elective Caesarean Under Epidural Anaesthesia"

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