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Catholic hospital refuses VBAC

Posted by on Mar. 2, 2011 at 1:36 PM
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I was talking with a nurse here and apparently thie hospital I am at does not allow VBAC (vaginal birth after cesearean) AT ALL!

Have you heard this is common?

I would think because they are a Catholic based hospital they would be more inclined to promote "old fashioned" births.

What do you think about it?

by on Mar. 2, 2011 at 1:36 PM
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calebmama
by on Mar. 2, 2011 at 1:38 PM

There are many many hospitals who will not "allow" women to have a vbac, its all about the money. I am a 2nd time vbac (my 1st son was a c-section, my 2nd was a vbac) and there are still hospitals in this area who wold force me to have a c-section.

ISAIAHMOM632007
by on Mar. 2, 2011 at 1:40 PM
Um lol.I am sure vbacs aren't against Catholic doctrine. Many places don't do them for liability reasons.
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Chaos1229
by Gold Member on Mar. 2, 2011 at 1:41 PM
They are privately run so they can pretty much decide what procedures they allow and do not allow. There are quite a few hospitals that dont "allow" vbacs.
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momma-flynn
by on Mar. 2, 2011 at 1:41 PM

I think it's a liability reason 

KYLIEAARONMOMMY
by Crazy Chris on Mar. 2, 2011 at 1:42 PM
I don't understand how they can force you to have a c section. You still have to sign a concent form for them to do it right? Just don't sign it. Would they kick you out for not signing it?
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karabearblu
by on Mar. 2, 2011 at 1:43 PM
The hospitals around here wont and my doctor recommends a repeat csection. They just don't want to be liable in case you are in the 1% of uterine ruptures. Bunch of crap!!!
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MsDean
by on Mar. 2, 2011 at 1:44 PM
Are you in san Pedro or torrance hospital? I have heard before it is hard to get a vbac okayed by a,hospital.
Are you able to transfer to long beach memorial? They are one of the best on the west coast with labor and delivery.
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Mandymb
by on Mar. 2, 2011 at 1:44 PM

 I don't think it has anything to do with the fact that its a Catholic hospital. Most don't recommend a vaginal birth after a Cesarean. They say it is more risky.

momto2boys973
by Platinum Member on Mar. 2, 2011 at 1:46 PM

I dont' really think it has anything to do with Catholicism. Many hospitals have the no-VBAC policy as a way of protecting themselves and their doctors from lawsuits in case something goes wrong.

Sharon

silverdawn99
by Jamie on Mar. 2, 2011 at 1:47 PM

when i was pregnant with my second one they said in order to have a vbac i would have to go thirty miles away in wichita to do it. i declined and took the csection instead

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