Any natural birthing, home birthing, and/or VBACing mamas here?

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Any natural birthing, home birthing, and/or VBACing mamas here?

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.

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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!

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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).

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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. Smile

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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!!

"Jokr" wrote:

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!

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"Jokr" wrote:

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 used hypnobabies when preparing for my last birth. I thought it was very effective for preparing for a natural birth, and just childbirth in general! It made me feel confident in myself and helped me trust my body and the process.

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"MamaKx4" wrote:

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).

Awesome!

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"cindyanns" wrote:

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. Smile

That's great! KUP!