I was dumbfounded to find out I was pregnant this past April fool's day. It had been a little over five years since my last pregnancy and I wasn't planning on any more. But it was a pleasant surprise none the less!
My first child was, to be modest... REALLY BIG! At 11lbs plus, his head and shoulders were respectively, 38 and 35 cm. The DR. suggested I have a C-section. I did and all turned out well.
The second one was a bit different. He was well within normal range as I headed into labor. But 17 hrs latter, I had only dilated 4 cm. The contractions were unbearable and amniotic fluids were slowly draining. I was told that a c-section under controlled circumstances, would be preferable than waiting and more than likely having an emergency operation latter on.
Obviously I agreed to it.
I asked my current OBGYN about a possible natural birth, for my third and final child. I was told that no doctor would agree to it. That the possibility of my scars rupturing during the birthing process are just too high.
So I guess my question is...
Is the only way to have a "safe" delivery, in this situation, another Cesarean?