1. I have two babies and I was induced for both. With my first there was a minor complication which was fixed by a nurse jumping on my stomach during labour. Traumatic? Yes. And I never knew why until I became pregnant again and felt it was importamt to find out if that was going to happen again. It didn’t, luckily. I also had GD the first time but not the second. I did end up with a different possible-complication (it ended up not making a nuisance of itself) for my second but overall my second pregnancy and birth were far easier and less stressful. My opinion is to try for a vbac. If it turns out the baby is going to be big, then you can change your mind but I think giving birth was a great experience and I wish every mom (and some men, ha!) could experience it.

  2. Abi, you are so brave! It’s a really hard decision to make and I am sure which ever way you go, you will do it well. It’s great that you had the chance to have a chat whether to go VBAC or C Section and to look at what happened previously. Let us know how it goes. Thanks for joining us for the #DreamTeam xx

  3. I went through all these worries with my second baby. My first was premature. I went into labour at 34 weeks and then after 13 hours I was having a placental abruption so I was rushed for an emergency section. Luckily we were all fine. I was petrified of all of the above happening again. I was given millions of extra scans and my baby was growing fine. I did start to have contractions on and off from 32 weeks but I was monitored throughout that time and she came at 38 weeks very bouncy and healthy. So your second birth doesn’t at all mean you will mirror the first. I know this will be your biggest fear as I’ve been there. Good luck lovely! #coolmumclub xx

  4. Hon I don’t know what to say because every situation is different but I do know that there have been a lot of mums who have had successful VBACs and it is possible but you have to just trust in whatever decision you make and have to weigh up everything accordingly. Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub and good luck with whatever decision you come to xoxo

  5. I know it’s hard leaving decisions till later in pregnancy, the unknown is scary! But I really think it’s best to keep an open mind till later on when you know how the pregnancy is going. I always tell women that once they’ve evaluated the risks, of the scales are pretty balanced then go with your gut feeling. What is right for one person may not be best for another. I had an elcs second after an emergency section first. That was right for me. Moving whilst being monitored in labour isn’t easy but it’s not impossible, so long as there is good contact you could sit on a ball or in a chair or mobilise near the monitor. Not the same I know but still mobilising.

    VBAC can be very successful. I’m sure you’ll come to a conclusion and make the right decision x

  6. I didn’t realise they wouldn’t induce you again! I’m glad you’re going to wait a bit to make the decision, I think you’ll be better informed nearer the time. Coming to you very late from last week’s #coolmumclub…oops!!! xxx

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