We are planning a VBAC!!!!!

Go ahead given for VBAC

Last week I had an appointment with the consultant to discuss our birth options as a result of having a c-section with M.

I didn't really need to discuss this with anyone as I wanted a VBAC and have done since I had M but we had to go along - I will admit that I Was so nervous about this and have been dreading the appointment since we fell pregnant.
What is a VBAC? 

A VBAC is a Vaginal Birth After Caesarean section and is something I have longed for since the minute I had M.

Well first thing I can say is that the appointment went fantastically and all the fears I had (that I was going to be called fat, lectured about weight etc) were stupid as never once did the consultant even bring up my weight. She was easy to talk to and made me feel so relaxed. We both agreed that VBAC was the preferred option for us so I think that helped.

We were given a 60-70% chance of having a VBAC which is slightly lower than some due to never getting into labour with M and not dilating at all despite being on the hormone drip. She did say that nationally around 25% of birth were sections so that means I only have a slightly lower chance of a normal birth than most mums.

Since we have only have the one section I was told that the risk of anything going wrong was really low and that I had as many risks as a first time mum giving birth. This put my mind at ease as I was worried about rupture etc.

The only thing I was upset about but knew it was the only option for me was that I have to have my baby in the consultant ward rather than a midwife led unit but I will not argue with that as all I want is a baby at the end of the day.

So I have been handed back into the care of the midwife - no extra appointments if the consultant unless I am overdue and even then I might not have to see the consultant unless she thinks it is necessary.

Having said all this I think I have it in my head that I will end up having another emergency section but I would rather at least aim for a VBAC. I could not see any real benefits, to me, about choosing a planned sections other than knowing what day baby would be delivered.

Now I just have to hope my blood pressure does not rise (it was low at my last appointment - probably the lowest it has ever been when I have been to the midwife, ever).

The count own is well and truly on!

Training Mummy

Training Mummy is a 30 something mum to two beautiful children - a girl born February 2014 and a boy born in October 2015.


  1. How exciting! That is great news! I hope everything goes to plan x

  2. Yay :-)

    fingers crossed you get the VBAC xx

  3. Thank you. So do I although I do realise I have to plan for another section too!

  4. Thank you! I have my fingers crossed too!

  5. ah that's great news! It is good that you are realistic about the possibility of an emergency section but the VBaC has got to be worth trying for - I wish I could have had one but sadly was not to be! Thanks for linking with #MaternityMondays xx