March 13, 2009

The Verdict

Well, I went to the doctor today.

It appears that he is 90% sure we're having a...


The baby is still quite small and he wasn't able to see a lot of the vital organs, so at my next visit I'll have another one to check all of that, and the baby will a lot bigger. We'll know more positively then :) But he was pretty sure. We have the video of it so we'll look at it very closely.

I was able to talk to him in depth about vbac. He has seen uterine ruptures in his residency, which I'm guessing is at least 10 years ago if not more. He is very nice about it and strong suggests I do the c-section, because you just never know what the scar looks like etc.

He even explained to me that the uterus tissue is very fibrous, and once a cut is made through the fibers, they don't knit back together like other muscles. Many times the uterus will stretch so much that there is only a thin membrane where the scar is and you can 'see' the baby through it. That is without labor.

However, if I went into labor and it progressed really fast and I came into the hospital at 9cm, then yes, I can have it naturally :) Soooo, I still don't know what to do. He knows how I feel about it, why I would attempt a vbac, but thinks a midwife has no business doing a homebirth with a vbac.

I haven't had a chance to talk with my husband about it in depth, but we'll discuss it more. Honestly, if I can gear myself up knowing a c-section is happening, I'll be fine. I just don't want to miss an opportunity that I might never get again.

Company is coming, gotta run.


My Life With Boys said...

Yay!!! Boys are so much fun! I keep hearing they're easier than girls...but...I really wouldn't know... ;-)

Crystal said...

Oh a boy! I'm so excited for you! Congrats!

Mary said...

OOOOOHHHHHH! A boy! Wouldn't that be wonderful!!! But, boy or girl, all babies are wonderful.

I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for a boy!

Dora said...

Congratulations - I know exactly how you feel. I have 3 girls myself and am having my last one in less than 4 weeks - he is also a boy!

Like you I have had 3 sections and would have dearly loved to try for another vbac but my last one was so close to a rupture. The doctor told me I only had a thin membrane as your doctor describes.

I wish you all the best in whatever you decide.... sorry, I just have to say it again - CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anneatheart said...


I would love to know more about your family, since it is so similar to mine :) How old are your girls? Were you trying for a vbac? What were the reasons for your c-sections??

Many questions :) My email is

liz from new york said...

yippeee!!! boys are cool!i have three of em myself{and three girls} and let me tell ya, sometimes the boys behave better than the girls....CONGRATS!!!!

Joy Comes in the Morning said...

Congrats. I think boys can be so much easier. No fuss like with girls. Which ever way it goes, I know that it will be loved.

Vicki said...

Congratulations on Baby Boy at heart.. :)

Dora said...

Jessica, I will email you tommorow as I only have a few minutes online. I'm in Australia and It's time for me to prepare dinner. I just thought I'd quickly check your blog first.

Hunter said...

Yay! I am so excited for ya!

Anonymous said...

Little boys are wonderful. I had girls first and he's been such a fun, sweet little blessing.
Enjoy and congratulations!
Tammy in Germany