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19/09/2010 at 17:14
Hi everyone. Im trying to find out some information about having a qater birth after a c section. my midives are generally wonderful however i feel like im hitting a brick wall with trying to find out if i can have a water birth in the hispital after a section (almost 3 years ago). I know that i am supposed to be minitored throughout labour to keep an eye on scar rupture but i would really like to still have a water birth.
I recently watched one of the home birth shows on tv where the lady had previously had several sections before having a water birth so it can be done at home. However, i would be happy for minitoring etc and to have the baby in the hospital but i just seem to be getting a no and no further info.
Hope someone can help xx
19/09/2010 at 21:26
how many weeks?? i think the midwives will start to listen when u r closer to birth. like 30 weeks plus. they will ask u abt ur birth plan.
do u have complication for the c-section?? if u dun, i think u can have water birth.
i used to live in london, the midwives never listen to me at all. being a first time mum, i'm so scared to ask. when i moved, the midwives r so different. so it is really depend on ur postal code.
20/09/2010 at 10:26
I have had a water birth, not after a c-section and would recommend it to anyone. At your next appointment ask the midwife ....can I have a water birth after a c-sction, and this will then / shoud lead to a discussion about your options. If you don't ask you'll never know....
20/09/2010 at 19:07
24/09/2010 at 21:45
I don't think they will let you because of the equipment the have to use to monitor yours and the baby's heartbeat when you are in labour. Also if something goes wrong they have to take you into surgery straight away.
I had my son by c-section 3 years ago and went to hospital with the plan of having my daughter naturally 5 weeks ago. They used all sorts of equipment to monitor me and the baby and i ended up having another c-section as her heart rate kept dropping.
I hope your birth goes according to plan. Good luck.
04/10/2010 at 20:49
Hi everyone, just a quick update on this. I had an appointment today with a specialist VBAC midwife. I am now sooooo much happier, we have discussed all the pros and cons of vbac and I asked outright about having a water birth. Although we had discussed the necessity for me to be monitored, we have agreed that when i get to the hospital i will go onto the monitor and then if all is well I can then labour in water, be monitored with the hand held doppler and then all being well continue to be monitored in this way and continue to birth in the pool. Obviously if there are any problems we will cross the bridge when we come to it but its all looking so much more positive. She did say that there are some midwives who are stuck in their way and wont attempt to do anything that doesn't follow the path they are set on. She has given me the confidence to tell them that its my birth and it should be how i want it not what suits them!!
happy happy!! so if this is something that you are looking for, take confidence in the knowledge that it is possible.
04/10/2010 at 21:47
01/12/2010 at 10:16
just an update on this for those that asked, after all this baby has taken things into their own hands and deceided that they are more than happy sitting in the breech position so now i am having a c-section on the 20th December.
I am dissapointed i wont get my natural birth, but also excited that i will get to have my baby and be home in time for christmas!!
01/12/2010 at 10:57
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