Your book was recommended to me through a friend of a friend. I haven’t had a chance to read it but I looked at the chapter contents and I still have a rather big question/dilemma. My first pregnancy was awesome. I loved every minute of it and I cannot remember any sort of complications… that is until I was about 38 weeks. I woke up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom and as I got up, I felt fluid b/w my legs. I thought my water had broke but when I got to the bathroom I was bleeding profusely. We called the ambulance and I was taken to our nearby hospital (but not the hospital I wanted to give birth in) I had partially abrupted, the bleeding had stopped on its own but I was admitted to the delivery floor. I was induced first with Cervadil (? Spelling) which did not work. Then it was encouraged to me that I induce labor. I was induced with Pitocin, my water was broken and labor came fast and furious so I received an Epidural. When I was ready to push we pushed for about 2 hrs… my dtr would not come … forceps were used multiple times and the vacuum was used even more. The pain was unbearable. I also received an episiotomy. My dtr’s heart rate dropped dangerously low and all of sudden we were going for an emergency c-section. I passed out b/w the DR and the OR, I was tubed for the section and my dtr was born. Her apgar was 3-4, she had swallowed meconium and an ultrasound of her head showed a small bld in her head as a result of the vacuum.
My dtr was in hospital for just over a week and was released home with no ill effects and is now thriving normally at the age of two (thank god!!) I required 2 units of bld and a week in hospital.
I am now pregnant again and terrified of a repeat performance.
What are the chances of another abruption (partial or complete)? Am I at higher risk?
My mother was unable to delivery her babies vaginally… is there a correlation?
Is a VBAC possible? I almost don’t even want to try and my husband is understandably very afraid for us.
I am hoping for any and all information I can get!
Thank you for reading this and any reply.
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