A conversation on Twitter inspired me to write Henry’s VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) birth story. Reading positive VBAC stories was really helpful for me, so I hope I can help someone, or at least entertain those of you “birth nerds” who are into this sort of thing! For the “AC” in “VBAC”, see Benjamin’s birth story.
- 4:30 am – Wake up for the day. Irregular contractions
- 8:00 pm – Contractions nearing 5 min apart. Leave for hospital
- 9:00 pm – 4 cm, admitted
- 4:00 am – 6 cm, epidural
- 8:00 am – Water broken, 8cm
- 3:15 pm – Start pushing
- 6:42 pm – Henry Keith Frey born, 10 lbs 14 oz 23.5 inches
A conversation on Twitter last night inspired me to write Henry’s VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) birth story. While I work on that, here is “AC” part of that equation, Benjamin’s c-section birth story, as written in April 2010 and originally posted on a parenting forum. Lots of TMI, mentions of mucous plugs, poop, etc. etc. – fair warning for those of you who don’t usually read this sort of thing!