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    Details all added Kelly and welcome! I wish you the best of luck for trying to achieve a VBAC



    Also Christy - best of luck to you too chook...

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    Thank you girls for your support.

    Cailin - I`d love a copy especially at the moment when I`m really doubting myself, I certainly blame my doubts on my original OB shooting me down in flames when I was feeling so empowered about a VBAC, I haven`t got back to that stage yet and hope to soon.

    Christy - Your more ahead then what I am with my VBAC research, I`ve tried getting a couple of books from my local library but they don`t have them and can`t get them in, one I was in particularly was Silent Knife, unfortunately I can`t borrow it. Looks like I`m going to have to buy all the books that I want which is a bit of a nuisance.

    Silly me read a few stories on uterine ruptires ](*,) and I`ve been worried about a UR ever since, I`m so silly as I wasn`t concerned about a UR until I read these stories.

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    Dee, it's possible to have a UR at any time, not just a VBAC, even during a caesar I believe. But the risk is so small and smaller than during a repeat caesar I am pretty sure. Don't read the bad stuff, read the good stuff, the ones that give you power...

    If you want empowerment, try and grab a copy of the book I mentioned, "The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth." Also ask your Doula - she should have some references or if not, know where to get them. I have a copy, so if all else fails let me know. You'll not only be back to where you were, but twofold and you probably will no longer give a rats about your Ob shooting you down. It will give you power baby yeh!
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    Dee, email me your address I'll post my copy to you as I finished it today and my silent knife is getting here next week....

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    Oooh Christy I would love your thoughts now you have finished it! I am thinking of putting together a book review section if you would even be interested in that?
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    Sure Kelly no worries... I'd have to take a bit more time on that... do you have a list of questions or points that you want addressed?

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    Hi all have just email Kelly with that list of links that I sent to min. So she can know put the upto date version on the site for you all.
    I am so pleased you have found it helpful Min.
    Cheers

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    Hey girls

    Have been thinking more about the upcoming birth of our second and was wodnering if there is any info on birthing positions. I mean when your trying to keep active what positions are best for helping your pelvis 'open' up the best? I have heard that kneeling is not good but squating is?I just would like to know so I can practise the positions so I can do them while in labour.

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    Kirsty - I just noticed your another one who was diagnosed with CPD, it`s ridiculous how many times they diagnose women with CPD then we find out later how inaccurate it is.

    I haven`t as yet brought the Pink Kit but I think that shows you different positions, Kelly would be able to tell you more.

    I brought a book called - Having A Great Birth In Australia, it`s very interesting and I can relate to so many stories in there plus there is a woman`s birth story in there which both Tiff and the Midwives at the Hospital were telling me about and the new OB I`m seeing has a few pages as an afterword in the book, I`m finding it very encouraging.

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    Kirsty, grab 'New Active Birth' by Janet Balaskas and it goes into making the most of your pelvis with positions

    CPD is often diagnosed when it's simply a position issue... lots of posterior bubs in particular... so it's not that baby pelvis is too small or baby too big, but baby not in a good position to fit!
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    Hi Girls, thought I`d update you:

    I had my 28 weeks appointment at the Hospital today to see my new OB, I was called in by a young man who I knew wasn`t my new OB, he then mentioned that I`m 40 weeks, 6 days pregnant :shock: Once I told him no I`m 28 weeks, he asked how I`m feeling if baby was moving, again I thought that was a silly question why not Are you getting plenty of movements OMG if bubs wasn`t moving they`d be hearing me!!!!!

    I mentioned I was told I was meant to see Dr XXXXX, he asked why, so I had to explain that I was attempting a VBAC ](*,) He went and spoke to a lady she mentioned to him I will not see Dr XXXX till I`m much futiure on in my pregnancy, a different story to what I was told in the first place.

    So up on the bed I got, BP seemed like it took 10 minutes to do, fundal height, what a laugh I could tell he had no idea what he was doing.

    I asked about booking into Hospital - my reply: Oh not yet, it`s too early.

    On the way out I had to ask when do I come back - 4 weeks, hmm again I was told from 28 weeks it`s every 2 weeks.

    So all in all I was totally disapointed as I didn`t see the OB I was meant to nor the purple team of midwives,I have no idea who this man was, a midwife, Dr or whom, I`m sure he was still in training.

    I`m still looking forward to my VBAC, I just hope I do get to see my OB before I go into labour!!!!

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    Thats exactly what the midwife told me Kelly. Its just the bub is in the wrong position and labour stalled. They have given me the go ahead for a VBAC(like they had a choice!)Midwives are so supportive of my decision its just the docs that worry me(all men)that want to induce me early blah blah.I put up a fight though so they said we'd discuss it further at my next appt.Why can't we just see midwives instead of the docs!AND I'm classified as 'high risk' because I want a VBAC.I was so mad when they said that.

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    oh kirsty me too! I got so mad that they labeled me high risk.... then today I saw the OB at the hospital for the first time & she said, high risk of uterine rupture & I asked her what the risk was for first time pregnancies & she said "about the same" Luckily this doctor was supportive of a VBAC, but I think mainly because her second was VBAC... the first was another story of "failure to progress" but the second was a VBAC so she was encouraging... hopefully I will get her closer to the date.

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    Owww swap docs Christy!LOL! I HATE being labelled high risk!

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    Hmm, I`m not classed as high risk at my Hospital, I was told I`d be a good candidate for the Birthing Center if I`d come in earlier as I`m not classed as high risk even though I`ve had a c/s.

    How do they induce you with a VBAC if you need to be induced?

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    The Ob reptured my membranes but I was already in first stage labour, and I was leaking fluid, we just wanted to give things a bit of a kick off, but other than that I dont think they will induce if you are a vbacer. Do you know inductions cause more UR's than vbacs?? I am talking first time mums no history, and the induction is soo forceful on the body it causes a rupture.

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    Vanita thats interesting... no wonder with being induced I was stuck to the bed.

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    Thanks Vanita, so if bubs needs to come out asap and they can`t induce they`d do a c/s????? Not that I`m wanting to be induced at all I was just wondering what do they do if bubs needs to come out.

    Just had a thought about my own Mum (Vanita when you mentioned inductions and UR`s) , when she had me - I was a footling breech birth, they tried everything for 2 weeks to try to turn me, in the end they induced Mum with the syncotin drip, they ended up turning it as far as it could go to give things a move on as the OB was going to play golf Makes me shudder what they put both Mum and myself through.

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