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claripossum @ 12:20 am: Oh hey, I forgot this community existed! And I forgot I was a member, LoL. XD

Well I guess I just came to add my VBAC success story, four and a half months ago I had an induced hospital VBAC and gave birth to a second baby girl. :) I named her Katherine so I could call her Katie, because I like the name Katie but I don't like using nicknames as given names, heh. I like the name Katherine, too, so it worked out. ;)

My birth story is already in my personal LJ so I won't bore you guys with too many details here, but in a nutshell my water broke at 36+1 and I had to be induced because I was not dilated at all. But all went well, and she was born about 37 hours after I first felt that trickle, at 36+3 in the wee hours of the morning. She was healthy, 6 and a half pounds, apgars 8 and 9, no NICU or anything needed. :D

We had trouble with jaundice in the first couple weeks and she had a teaspoon or two of formula while in the hospital, but that was mostly drops on my breast--none of it in a bottle--to help wake her up to eat since my milk hadn't quite come in yet and colostrum just wasn't interesting enough for her, LoL. BUT since then she's EBF and a chunker! Bathroom scale puts her at more than 15 pounds already!

So anyway, I just wanted to check in and say I DID IT and hopefully I can be of some encouragement to anyone who is still watching this and awaiting their VBAC. I am thrilled that my story can be added to the "success" column. :D


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Date:June 20th, 2013 01:40 pm (UTC)
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Date:June 21st, 2013 11:50 pm (UTC)
I just found out that I'm expecting and will be doing A LOT of reading up on a VBAC. I insist on one. I did not want the CS I had due to a bully Dr. Reading the success stories has really helped me believe that it IS possible.
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Date:June 22nd, 2013 12:00 am (UTC)
Knowing of other success stories helped me, too, especially when I came across some rather pushy "You'll risk your baby's life!" comments. It was just one time though but it stuck with me.

I also highly recommend "More Business of Being Born" if you have Netflix. There's an entire segment on VBAC with some great info. One thing that surprised me is that an amnio is much more risky than a VBAC! And we know how common and uncontroversial that is.

I hope it goes well for you!
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Date:June 22nd, 2013 06:42 am (UTC)
I don't have netflix right now but it's on my list to get back. I'll be sure to look that up. I'm open to any and all information. When I was pregnant 2yrs ago, before my MC, I had planned for a VBAC as well and heard some negative feedback but it won't stop me. There was literally no reason for my CS, other then a bully of an on-call Dr. This time around I'm having a back up Dr just in case because I'll be damned if I go into labor again and that same prick walks in the door. Lol I told my Dr before that if he walks in for ANY appt or when in labor, that I will walk out.
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