Welcome to your lodge!!! Yippee, another VBAC to stalk.
70% of the U.S. population now lives in a state where same-sex marriage is legal. At 36 and counting!
Yay, I get a lodge! I can't believe it's that time already. Thanks for starting this for me... Seems like all I want to talk about now is my VBAC, and I think my family's getting tired of it. So now I have a place to share it all.
I have my 36 week check tomorrow and will update then.
yayayay shannon! welcome to your lodge! I can't wait to hear about your vba2c journey!!!
~Ayelet & Yoram
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Welcome baby boy!! 26.7.13
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36 weeks so soon!!! Can't wait to follow your journey Shannon!
welcome to your lodge
Tiff + Bobby 8/22/04
Well I had a really good appointment. My OB said I'm a "perfect candidate" for a VBAC and said he's confident I'll be able to have a vaginal birth! He basically said that the docs / nurses didn't do enough to help me get my dd into the right position during labor and that if they'd encouraged me to move around and to push at 10 cm (they told me not to so I just hung out at 10 cm for 2 hours because I never felt the urge - and they wouldn't let me off my back because they lost the baby's h/b) to move her down that I probably would have been able to have her vaginally. He said that I'll be encouraged to be moving during this labor and that even if there are some scary decels they won't rush me right off to surgery, but rather try oxygen, repositioning, etc. to see if baby will recover. I'm so excited that he's so supportive of VBAC!
I am Group B Strep positive, and I've never been before, so I'm a little freaked out over that. He said it's no big deal and all I'd need was an antibiotic during labor. So of course I've been searching the net to see what my options are and if that's necessary... Does anyone have any experience / opinions on this subject?
Baby's head down, heartbeat 146, and fundal height of 36 cm. He said he's guessing it's not a very big baby, which didn't surprise me since dd was under 7lbs and ds was only 7.5. But the smaller the baby, the better my chances, so I'm hoping it's a peanut.
As a sad side not, a friend / coworker of mine opted for an elective c-section with twins ( ) two weeks ago and she's had nothing but problems since. First she passed out / stopped breathing after the surgery, she has to be on Bipap (breathing machine) while sleeping since surgery, and now she's been admitted to the hospital with life-threatening blood clots. She has a deep clot in her leg, one in her groin, and one in her lung. She is going to surgery to get a filter so the clots don't break loose and kill her. I'm so sad / scared for her. I told my OB about this and said that I'm terrified of having another c-section, and this is just a reminder that there are REAL risks with c-section too.
Welcome to your lodge! I'm so happy to hear you had a great appt and have such a supportive OB!!! I'm looking forward to following your journey to your VBA2C!!
I'm so sorry to hear about your friend/co-worker, that's so sad. I hope she's able to recover fully.
Molly & Elton 10/2/04
Mary 5/24/06, Celia 6/9/09
Baby #3 due 6/21/13
I am GBS+ too and this is my first time with this lovely 'status' So I have no previous experience with it but will be having the antibiotics during labour. I plan on having a home birth and my midwife said that just because I have this, it doesn't change any of the plans! Just an IV bag of antibiotics during active labour and all set. I am prone to yeast infections when I'm on antibiotics so I've started taking 3 capsules of Acidifilous every day, to try to get my 'good bacteria' levels up good and high!!
Will enjoy following your VBAC journey!
Delia - Mama (homebirthing, breastfeeding, cosleeping, baby wearing, cloth diapering type of a Mama!) to
Jeena Kongju (Jan. 20/06) and Maria Konae (June 18/09)