Dear Henci Goer,
I am currently opting for a VBAC as my first was an emergency caesarian.
After some research and talk with my yoga instructor from Concord Yoga Studio – I feel the caesarian was unnecessary and was robbed from having my natural birth.
My doctor had given me a CT scan at around 37 weeks and stated that I had a tight pelvis and would not be able to birth. I told him I still wanted to try.
So we never booked a date in but after 2 days being overdue I had what they called a membrane rupture and was told to go to the hospital to get checked. The nurse checked me and as was doing so my waters broke.
After 1 ½ hrs of no contractions I was given the drip and then increased the volume only to find I could not keep up with contractions at all. It also caused my bub to become distressed and poo 2 times, so then after about 9 hrs we had the caesarian.
This time I have another doctor. He is ok to give VBAC a go but still wants me to have CT scan at 37 weeks to see if the baby is too big. Is this a new trend???? My mother had 6 babies and never had this done.
I am feeling that he will tell me that I must have a c section due to my pelvis again. I do not want this. I understand that there is a risk of rupture but this is the same risk any mother takes in birth.
So the reason for my email is to ask for some pointers. How I can approach the doctor and what I should be doing during labour.
Also do you recommend any book for me to read on VBAC? I have completed a workshop course with Tara from Concord yoga and her information was great but I just want to keep reading so I can be mentally ready too.
I am due in approximately 6 weeks.
I hope you can help me. Many thanks in advance.