VBAC- vaginal birth after cesarean


My first pregnancy, I had no plans of a c-section, but after being in labor for 3 days, pushing for an hour, the doctor who delivered said there was no way I would have my baby naturally. So I had a c-section or would’ve had a broken pelvis and who knows what pain I would’ve caused my newborn. (He was born 9 pounds, 6 ounces, and I am semi-petite)

Now pregnant with my second, I naturally want to have a c-section because I’m afraid I’ll have another big baby and I don’t think I can deal with the labor and being told I can’t have my baby naturally. My doctor tells me my pelvis is big enough to push a baby through, just not a large baby.

So I’m wondering if anyone has any stories they want to share about vaginal birth after cesarean. Or if the just opted for c-section the second go around also. I do not want medical advice, I just want stories, mom to mom.