One of my good friends is having a hard time deciding if she's going to do try for a VBAC in a few months. And honestly, I have no idea what to tell her.
I will say that I was never able to go that route. As my friend, Carmen says, " I have the pelvis of an 11 yr old boy".
There was nothing coming out "that way".
And honestly, I was relieved.
I hear it's a whole different sensation coming out than it is going in.
My 1st c-section was a MO-FO breeze. For shizzle.
Well, not the actual surgery - that part sucked my ass.
I felt everything, but they had to get Grace out.
Recovery was a cake walk
No daddy stitch needed.
With Grace I was induced due to 900 different reason related
I had water around my heart and lungs.
BP was 210/120
They were afraid I was going to stroke out.
Of course, no one told me anything.
I couldn't figure out why no one would go home.
They told me the day after I came home what had happened.
I was induced Friday morning and nothing happened.
Saturday I was given all sorts of "fun things"( FYI- things shoved up my cho-cha) to help the process along.
Still, nothing happened.
Sunday morning they broke my water and the real party started.
Keep in mind that I was only 32 weeks along and hadn't taken the labor classes yet.
They started the following week.
I remember laying there and our friend, Brian, was helping me breathe.
He said " You might want to ask for your epidural now cause it isn't going to get any better"
My epidural was a piece of shit.
Long story short - I only dilated to 3 and the nurse said
" There's either a hand or the cord in the birth canal. I can't tell"
That was around 10pm
Grace was born @ 1032pm via c-section
Emma was still small enough that when we lost her I had a D&C (after a week of waiting for my body to go into labor on it's own).
With Faith I had HELLP. The Dr didn't play around either. My platelets dropped to were they either needed to take her then or they would loose us both.
No laboring at all.
Thats where I got screwed.
She was high up too.
Now, keep in mind that she was a 31 weeker and it sucked so bad cause they had to fish around for her.
Anyway, back to K.
Her 1st C-section wasn't fun and she had issues for weeks.
But there are risks with a VBAC as well.
Either way - the kid has to get out somehow.
Why can't men have the babies?
Why can't there really be a Stork?