Ok, I'm having this debate with myself about whether to have C-section or try and do normal delivery. I feel like I have a million pros and cons going on and I guess i'm just looking for some advice from some of you momma's that may have been there.... so i hope my i get my point across....here is my thinking
SO I had C-section with the boys, because I have an autoimmune disorder (been in remission for about 7 years now) and first doctor thought that if it was ever going to 'come back' that it would be at a time when my body was too fatigued (aka being in labor). He was worried that I would start into labor and not be able to finish, and end up having to do c section anyway.... I didn't really feel like I would have any trouble, but just did what the doctor said basically. After having C-section and recovering so quickly, my doctor told me I did so great, and my recovery was great, that I could totally try going natural next time.
Doctor in Wenatchee basically thought that was kind of silly that first doctor did c-section and said, "I guess there is some thinking with that, but not really." hmmmmmm....
Haven't talked to my current doctor much about it, because Thomas and I agreed we would just do C-section here, looked like the best option... now im second guessing....
but yes. It looks like I can do vaginal delivery if I want.
Some things I don't like about the idea..... I have to go to Tri-Cities do have baby. when my water broke and I went up to hospital with the twins, they did an ultra sound and told me I was having contractions every two minutes, and that Baby A was already quite far in birth canal.... what? I hadn't felt anything. what if I go into labor again and I don't even know it? Will my contractions not hurt again? How am I supposed to know when to leave to tri cities if I can't even feel contractions? It's an 1 1/2 hours drive. Just that thought there stresses me out. Plus what if Thomas is at work (1/2 hr in other direction) that makes it 2 hours minimum that I could make it to Tri-Cities.
However a normal delivery apparently means a much better recovery. With the boys I had an awesome recovery. I felt great in like a week. BUT the boys were also in the NICU that whole time, and so I didn't have any kids to take care of. This time around i'll have three, but depending on when I was to have to baby Thomas will be home from August 20th- Sept 23, so that would help lots too right.
I have always wanted to experience normal delivery and if I have C-section this time it decreases my chances of a doctor doing a vbac next time dramatically. Another thing that scares me a bit about being in tri-cities is I have never been to the hospital, seen any doctors, or have any connections at all with anyone who has even ever been there. I know people do stuff like this all the time, but what do I do with my kids too? anyway probably have more thoughts to go with all this, but it's starting to get jumbled. If anyone has any thoughts, please let me know! I'm hoping some of you have maybe gone through a vbac and can give me some pointers.
Things that I like about staying here in Moses Lake, is that is a scheduled planned date, it happens at 39 weeks (which means less time being pregnant lol), and the hospital is practically up the street.