Delivery

Can I Have a VBAC?

Cynthia Flynn's picture
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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
Hi, my name is Janet. when I was pregnant with my first child I got induced due to that fact that I was past due date.

I was in labor for 24 hours and only dilated 6cm. I'm expecting my second child in June and will like to try VBAC.

Can I give birth vaginal if the problem I had was due to not being able to dilate?

Hysterectomy After a C-Section

Cynthia Flynn's picture
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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I was scheduled for a Hysterectomy in the summer and then found out that I am pregnant.

I am very excited to be able to have another child but I am nervous about the baby's health and my delivery and after the delivery. I have one child now who is 8 and had a difficult pregnancy and difficult delivery with him. I was able to have him vaginally.

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Labor soon?

Just wondering... I am 37 weeks pregnant with my second child - you would think I would have this down but I have forgotten a lot of this... I am having tons of braxton hicks, sharp pain down there, especially if I get up at all and walking for over 10 minutes, forget it! I know that noone can predict it for sure but does anyone have an idea of how far away labor is and should I wait until full blown contractions start to go to hospital? I'm 30 minutes away from it... Any thoughts would be appreciated!

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