I had a cesarean with Baby G, after planning a natural unmedicated childbirth at a birth center. It was really disappointing, although I am happy that I got to start at the birth center and that I now know that I am capable of coping with hours of back labor unmedicated. Needless to say, my cesarean now means that for future children, I am unable to try a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) with future babies at the the birth center. I loved the birth center so I’m pretty disappointed, and I’m also not a huge fan of the hospital. I’m super nervous for future pregnancies because I’m not sure I’ll be able to manage the pain at a hospital. But that’s for another day. In the meantime, I spoke with my awesome midwife about a VBAC at my yearly visit and she suggested that I try to lose weight if I’d like to have a higher chance of success.
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