Thought I wanted VBAC but everyone tells me I am mad.
Hi There! I had my little boy by 'elective c section' 20 months ago and I am currently 18 weeks pregnant with number 2. I was (and still am) terrified of the idea of surgery and had an ECV to try and turn him, which I have since been told is quite unusual with your first, but he was not to be moved! Friends of mine who had had natural births and c sections all tell me I am mad wanting a natural delivery, but I would prefer (all things going to plan) not to be house bound and shuffling around with a 2 year old to also look after. The ECV was very painful ad I nearly passed out- it went on for about half an hour as well and I don' think this is normal. Everyone seems to think I had a really easy time as it was a planned c section and thinks that I will regret it because of the horrendous pain I will experience and that I am being a bit green. It is very difficult to explain that I am more frightened of surgery that of the pain. I know I will probably be sat here in sep saying 'i should have had a c section' or that i may have to have one anyway but it seems a shame that no-one is being positive about this! Maybe I am mad!