Today I'm 39.4 weeks pregnant and have been having contractions, cramping and pain for 2 weeks now.
I am hoping for a VBAC and have the best VBAC doctor around as well as a doula.
At my last appt, he asked when/if I wanted to schedule an induction. He left the decision up to me entirely, but said if I wanted one next week (40+) weeks, it would be best to get it on the hospital calendar as soon as possible.
I scheduled one for next Wed but he thought there was a good chance I'd go into labor before then.
Well I'm not optimistic about spontaneous labor before Wednesday.
I'm second guessing my decision to schedule something, but this prodromal labor sucks.
I'm currently 3cm, baby is low, cervix is posterior but thin and I'm having irregular contractions every 15 minutes or so.
Anyone have any VBAC induction success stories?
Any other thoughts/advice?
nectarine / 2878 posts
I was having consistent contractions at 37 weeks, dilated to a 3/4 and got admitted. My Dr suggested a foley bulb and light pitocin and it worked! Good luck!!
hostess / papaya / 10219 posts
I didn't have a vbac, just a regular induction. But I just wanted to say that everything sounds super favorable! FXed for you!!
apricot / 288 posts
I was induced for my Vbac. I scheduled it for 40+2. The plan was to induce me and see how i professed on my own. If it didn't work I would ed up a repeat c. It worked great. Contractions started within minutes of being induced. Happy vbac delivery a few hours later. Good luck.
pear / 1946 posts
I was induced at 40+4 by having my water broken. Contractions started shortly after, then I was given pitocin. DS was born about 12 hours later, at 9lbs 11oz