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Selion

Planing diabetic vbac

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Selion

Hello!

I am type 1 and have two beautiful children. I am looking for a VBAC-friendly midwife and a doctor who would support my desire to have natural birth. No one here in Russia supports that so I am looking for specialists abroad - UK, USA.

 

Would be very thankful for your advice!!!

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Steal

Good luck to you. I have had two c-sections, but I was told that after two of them that the doctors would not want me to risk it because my uterus has been weakened by the c-section and they would not want it to rupture. My children were born very close together and we are not considering a third right now, but that was what we were told. Did you have either of your children vaginally or were they automatic c-sections. My first was induced but it ended in a c-section and so the second was an automatic c-section.

 

I hope you find all the information you are looking for.

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Nemchenk

Hi Selion,

 

I am a type 1 and I gave birth to my first baby at home (as planned) 2 months ago with the help of independant midwifes in the UK - so it was very natural. If you want to contact them they have delivered vbac and gestational but I was their first type 1 diabetic. I don't want to seem like an advert but without them it would have not have been possible.

 

It is difficult to find support for a natural birth when you are a diabetic - but I would be happy to share what I can...

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Selion
Hi Selion,

 

I am a type 1 and I gave birth to my first baby at home (as planned) 2 months ago with the help of independant midwifes in the UK - so it was very natural. If you want to contact them they have delivered vbac and gestational but I was their first type 1 diabetic. I don't want to seem like an advert but without them it would have not have been possible.

 

It is difficult to find support for a natural birth when you are a diabetic - but I would be happy to share what I can...

Hi! I did not get notifications from this forum, just saw your message. Would you please share any contacts you have that could help me have natural diabetic birth? I tried to PM to you but could not find this option here, not sure if I did it right.

How can I contact you?

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Selion
Good luck to you. I have had two c-sections, but I was told that after two of them that the doctors would not want me to risk it because my uterus has been weakened by the c-section and they would not want it to rupture. My children were born very close together and we are not considering a third right now, but that was what we were told. Did you have either of your children vaginally or were they automatic c-sections. My first was induced but it ended in a c-section and so the second was an automatic c-section.

 

I hope you find all the information you are looking for.

Thank you Steal! I have had 2 c-sections. The last one was unsuccessful as it is usually called UBAC. No issues with the baby, my condition or diabetes - simply was not prepared for prolonged labour emotionally and had no support.

About what doctors say - I don't believe what people say if I don't feel they are on my side you know.no one want to have a rupture or any other problems. I think the best judge is nature, not doctors medicine etc. If a woman with type 1 gets pregnant and is able to gestate a healthy baby (the level of pumping insulin therapy is so high - my sugars were better than a healthy woman might have) this means she can birth her baby. And the safest way to do it is nature's way. I don't want to be manipulated by my own fears or somebody elses fears. That what logic says. Natural birth is the safest way to give birth - especially with diabetes and after c-section. With all support and non-interference from medical system. My last labout started at 42 weeks - no doctor would "let" me go that far.. I want to have medical support, adequate professional support, where I need. And I insist on being left alone where I need to for my safety.

Have you seen this by the way?

 

 

Good luck! <3

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Tanikit

Hi, I have two girls and want to try for a third child. My first was born naturally after induction at 38 weeks. My second was also an induction at 38 weeks but ended in a C-section because my baby's heart rate was diving. I too would love to give birth naturally (again), but it is important that the problems are understood. I know I would not be able to go beyond

38 weeks pregnancy and also that they will never induce for a VBAC so if I got to 38 weeks it would be an automatic C-section no matter whose care I was under because if you induce someone who has had a C-section their chance of uterine rupture is higher. Basically I would have to find a sympathetic gynae willing to allow natural labour and a VBAC if I went into labout between 37 and 38 weeks. The chance of this is so small that if I fall pregnant again I think I will just have to have the C-section.

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