Just checking to see if anyone here is planning any of these?
My DD2 was a natural VBAC, and technically an unassisted birth (except by my husband). I'm planning to do a natural hypnobabies VBAC this time around, and I'm looking into my homebirth options.
I'd *like* to deliver as natural as possible.
.....Of course, I say that now, but that may change in the heat of labour. I sometimes react poorly to medications, so I don't want to take them if I can avoid it, but if it's back labour, I pretty much already know that I'll cave - I herniated a disk in my lower back when I was 20, so I already get extreme back pain at times (like on the floor & can't move kind of pain).....I know my limits, and I don't think there's a way I could handle that while trying to deliver!
I'm not a "natural" birth girl (admire those who are though!), but ds2 and 3 were vbacs - went into labor in my own time and delivered them with no problem. My c/s was dd, and she was a failed "induction" at 36 weeks (because my water broke).
Hey! Homebirth is not an option for me (high risk pregnancy), but I am looking into a possible VBAC this time around. I briefly discussed it with my OBGYN before I started trying and she said it looked like I'd be a good candidate for it, but we'd discuss it more when I came in for my pregnancy appointments.
Going to talk it over with her and my husband on July 9th.
I'd look into Bradley Method courses! My husband and I did those with my daughter and it really helped build my confidence in my ability to give birth naturally and was a great source of education on labor and delivery!! I ended up having an epidural after 26 hours of labor (that didn't work) and a c-section after 38 hours, but Bradley Method helped me BIG TIME with managing my labor (especially when the epi didn't work) and adjusting to the unexpected events. Definitely recommend it!!