My water broke while I was asleep, and progressed very quickly from there!
I did not have a very supportive team (minus my wonderful husband). My doula turned out to be not the warmest person, and my doctors were generally very pessimistic about the possibility of achieving VBAC. I was able to use the Push Lab to develop a positive and strong mindset about my ability to give birth vaginally, and my husband set his mind to helping me however he could through the techniques provided and his ability to advocate between all the different team members.
When I arrived at the hospital, one of the nurses told me that being a TOLAC/VBAC mama, I would only have an hour to push or else they’d be very quick to send me into the OR for a c-section. Given the techniques I learned through the Push Lab, I was able to get my baby out in less than 15 minutes!!
It was SO fast. I was induced with my older child and she was delivered by emergency c-section after she did not tolerate labor AT ALL, so I had no clue what to expect in going into labor on my own. It was not as scary as I thought it would be, and the rush of pride and happiness I felt afterward was like nothing else!
Amazing! I still have waves of total shock and happiness to have had my delivery go the way I wanted it to, and to be with my perfect little family now.
Know that you can rise above an unsupportive team and control what you can control. Having a positive mindset and the physical techniques to deliver a baby vaginally was key for me in my VBAC delivery.