So today my OB and I decided that I make a good candidate for VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean). I’m actually a bit nervous about VBAC. I know that the risk of uterine rupture is very low, but it still exists. The hospital where I am delivering at also has a very low uterine rupture rate, which is a bit relieving. I have always been a firm believer of doing what is best for the baby, which some of the most ardent natural birthers attribute to me going down the road of c-section with my first child. I don’t regret the decision to do the c-section. My OB at the time was very supportive of me having a vaginal birth. But we clearly saw that my son was going into distress–there was no hiding that. I did what I had to do as a mother to have a healthy baby. I’m prepared to do the same with this baby girl. But I do hope that I will have a successful VBAC.
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