After a Cesarean delivery, many moms desire to attempt a trial of labor after Cesarean (TOLAC). This is when a mom wants to deliver vaginally after having had a previous pregnancy that resulted in a Cesarean section. Many times a vaginal birth after Cesarean (VBAC) is accomplished, but many times the TOLAC is not recommended or fails and a repeat Cesarean delivery is needed. Many difficult emotions can come after not being able to attempt a TOLAC and need for a repeat Cesarean delivery or having a failed TOLAC.
You’ve read all the articles about preparing for conception, pregnancy and childbirth. You’ve researched all the best baby products and bought those cute little milestone photo props. The last think you want to think about is the potential of miscarriage because no one wants to talk about it or think about it.
I had never considered myself old in my thirties. I felt I was just hitting my stride. Then I became pregnant and attended my regularly scheduled OBGYN visits, and my age became not just a number, but a statistic. That sure planted the seed for becoming a walking nervous disaster; as if I needed more anxiety as I approached my heart attack years.
Having a first child at an older age is a different experience medically, as well as emotionally and psychologically. I have worked with many moms who are considered older (or advanced maternal age) and five key themes continually pop up.
Though you may be told about cord blood banking at your regular obstetric visits, you will likely have to set up the service outside of your obstetric provider’s office. I chose to bank the cord blood from the birth of my twins using Cord Blood Registry, and I’m excited to be able to share a special discount code to save you $500 off cord blood preservation and $1200 off cord blood + tissue preservation through Cord Blood Registry!