Appts this week

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Appts this week

Well - after my last mega drama thread, I thought I'd let you all know what's been going on with me.
After much deliberation, I called the *big* hospital that's 1.5 hours away, and made a vbac consult appointment with them. I had my regular OB appt yesterday. My uterus is measuring between 40 and 41 weeks HAHAHAHA! and my BP, urine, etc all looks pristine. Funny how they are consistently shocked that my BP isn't crazy, although I am overweight. Perhaps their BMI measurements are not accurate predictors for me (I'm the first to admit I'm not skinny either), and they could lay off that drama llama just a bit? LOL

Then I had the consult with the other facility today. After evaluating all the factors, they want to order another ultrasound (oh bummer. haha!) and most likely will at least allow for a trial of labor.

I was really up-front with them, that I've done PLENTY of research, I'm not one to be scared into things, and I would REALLY like to *at least* have a trial of labor since I've never been through the whole process... but we can all agree that baby's life is the most important.

At least this hospital knows their stuff, and they can handle absolutely anything. Since it's a VERY advanced research and educational facility (one of the best in the nation), and extremely well-respected, I trust them. So... Now I will be seen at the new hospital. This doc is convinced that my body was obviously not ready with my failed induction at 38 weeks (as other docs have refused to admit), and that while there are some obvious risk factors, it's worth a shot. His attending agreed, and is VERY pro-vbac, as long as risks are within boundaries.

Anyway, I wanted to say thank you to everyone that was encouraging. I think this will be the best thing for me, no matter what. Even if I end up with a surgical outcome, at least I know I took it as far as I could this time around. Now that I'm almost at term, we REALLY need to get the car seat installed, finish cleaning the apartment, organize baby supplies on his shelf, and take a NAP! Smile

KET_2010's picture
Joined: 08/13/11
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Glad you get to try for your VBAC! I really hope you get it!

RedCherry's picture
Joined: 03/19/09
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I have been stalking you and just wanted to say GOOD FOR YOU!!!!

So happy for you that you're going to get your VBAC. I think it's so wrong your dr is forcing you into something you don't want.

Joined: 06/15/11
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YEA!!! I am so happy that you didn't just give up and you are fighting for what you want! I hope you have a successful VBac! It sounds like you are in better hands now! Smile

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Joined: 07/06/08
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That's awesome!! I'm so glad you've taken the steps necessary to make sure you've done all you can to have the birth experience you want. I hate the way it seems like the norm in our society for so many women to just get induced for no medical reason or simply go with a repeat c/s when the risks of a VBAC are so low. There is definitely a place for inductions and cesareans and I'm glad those interventions are there for those who need them, but I hate that they are so overused. Sorry I didn't mean to go off on a tangent there. . . Smile
I'm glad that you are doing everything you can and that you've found some doctors who are supportive.

Joined: 02/10/08
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glad to hear you've finally found someone who is supportive of what YOU want for your labour /delivery!!

Joined: 01/16/07
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that's great that you're allowed to try for a bit now Biggrin congrats

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Joined: 02/02/05
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Woo Hooo! I'm so glad you went for it! That is great that you'll get a chance to have the VBAC that you want. I'm here to cheer you on 110%!