[quote=Francesca13]9.5 lbs is a big baby!
Did they encourage you to do a c-section or was that something you opted for after 12 hours? My labor was similar…I had to use pitocin because I started bleeding a ton at 38 weeks and they couldn’t figure out why. Decided to induce me, but it took forever. After 14 hours on pitocin I was at a 5 and labor was getting really hard (and no break in between contractions) so I did the epidural. That way, they were able to crank up the Pitocin and my labor sped up. In the following 7 hours, I went from a 5 to a 10 and my water broke on its own. My issue was trying to push out a posterior baby…after 5 hours, I realized it just wasn’t happening. Anyway, wanted to share my story in case you do try a vbac…did you use an epi with your pitocin? Might help get you through the rough contractions long enough to make it to a 10.
I just found out I have an anterior placenta. They said a vbac should still be okay, as long as it’s not attached to my scar. They are going to check at my 20 week ultrasound in August.
Feeling very discouraged because a lot of the factors that lead to the c-section with my son are present again…anterior placenta, baby measuring ahead. I have to admit to getting some anxiety when I think about labor and delivery. While it was the most amazing experience of my life, I guess I didn’t realize how truly difficult and somewhat scarring it was, too. The thought of another c-section makes me disappointed and worried about recovery, but thinking about a vbac freaks me out about the scar rupturing. Anyone else get these anxiety attacks??[/quote]
My aughter measure ahea the whole time. Starte out just a few ays an as she grew quickly, she was measuring 6wks ahead by the end! We knew we would have a big baby. My DH was 10 1/2lbs and I was 7 1/4 @ 35wwks! As my MFM dr said, I should have got with someone who was a 5lb baby so we would average out a 5lb-er lol.
I was becoming borderline high blood pressure towards the end. I was 140/high 80s (normal for me was 100s/70s) and after about 9hrs of labor, my temp started to go up, and then my daughters heat rate was staying up, as high as 180 (even during a contraction) by the time we went for csection, so we were thinking maybe I was getting an infection. That plus the fact that I wasnt progressing (mainly cause she had dropped so she wasnt help push on my cervix to dialte it) we decided to do the csection.
In the beginning I talked to m OB about an elective csection. I was scared of tearing so bad, espeicially with her measuring so big. But then I decided I wanted to have the experience of childbirth.