It’s wonderfully delightful when something like this – a story of someone I’ve helped – comes along. Mamas, let this encourage you also. It can be done. Warmly, Nancy
I had my VBA2C 18 months ago. My first c/s was for my triplets who were 3 months early, and that incision was vertical–giving me my special scar. Then 4 years later I had another c/s a few days after PROM (premature rupture of membranes) at 33.4 wks– my horizontal incision.
I was convinced after this that I would never give birth vaginally again. I did not think, especially after the vertical incision, it could be done.
But my midwife put me in touch with the expert Nancy Wainer. She talked to me on the phone for about an hour one day and gave me many resources and much great information.
She could never offer me any guarantee, of course, but the one piece that really did it for me was this: She told me if my body could make it through the labor with no problem, it can handle the delivery.
And she was right. 🙂 I was 35 years old, my baby was 9lb 8ou, she was 18 days late, and with my c/s history– there isn’t a doctor in the world who would have let me VBAC. But we had a beautiful unassisted homebirth. ♥
The main advice I would give your mama is do not induce in any way, and do not push. Wait, wait, wait until your body is ready to push that baby out on its own.
– Kelley Henry –