Connecting moms in Polk County, Fla.
Ok moms, I need some advice.
I have a two year old son, amazing little guy, and I am currently 19 weeks with our second baby. I had a c-section with Connor due to his breech position. So when I met with my first doctor this go around they advised another C-section delivery. Stating that Winter Haven regency doesnt allow vbac deliveries. Turns out the only hospital in Polk County that does is Lakeland Regional. So I called around and finally decided to see a midwife at Lakeland OB/Gyn. My first appointment with them isnt until Dec. 12th.
Which means I will be 6 weeks with out a doctors visit. Which kind of makes me nervous. I started to worry about another C-section this time around because my first experience was horrible in every way you could possibly imagine. I wasnt able to take care of myself fully for about 3 weeks because my incision reopened multiple times. My major concern this time is Connor. Having a c-section means I wouldnt be able to do most of the things I do now with him. As much as the hubby is out of town working, this has me terrified. I have to be able to care for myself as well as Connor and our new little girl. We live in the middle of nowhere and the closest family member I have works full time 35 minutes away. I dont want to be put in a situation that could cause harm to myself or most importantly my children.
Has anyone tried a vbac, would you be willing to share how your experience was...regrets or no regrets?
I was wondering if any of you ladies have been in the same, or similar situation and could offer up oppinions or advice. Thanks a bunch :)
Dr. Nixon is awesome. Actually all of the doctor's there are really good. You will love their office.
The best way to up your chances of a successful VBAC or natural birth or birth the way you really want it however that may be is to hire a doula. A doula is a birth support person and not only will be able to give you lots of information about birth but will help make sure that your wishes are granted during labor. Their listed fees may be high but most will work with you if you are not able to pay their full price. You may also find one that is in training and will do it for free. Good luck ladies!