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Pros & cons for a VBA2C? * Update. Went for VBA2C consultation. *

Posted by on Feb. 11, 2013 at 11:54 PM
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I am 31 weeks & 3 days pregnant. I am schduled for a c section. I live 2.5 hour away from a VBAC midwife or hospital. I am nervous about laboring & delivering at home with a midwife. But then having to drive that far while laboring & making it there before baby arrives at the hospital.

* Update. *

I went for my VBA2C consultation today at USF Health. I was told that I could not VBA2C because during my second c-section the left side of my incision site torn down to my cervix & a portion of the left broad ligament during the delivery.

I am getting a second opinion.

by on Feb. 11, 2013 at 11:54 PM
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doulala
by Emerald Member on Feb. 12, 2013 at 12:30 AM

You can vbac at the hospital with an OB.
  It may be a bigger challenge (really easy with a MW), but you get to choose what YOU want to do...
If it's safer and healthier then I think those are the primary benefits!

Lots of moms will labor at someone else's home or a birth center, even a motel-  you can consider these options too.

LovesBeingAMom7
by on Feb. 12, 2013 at 12:34 AM

 I do have a midwife that will come to my home.

sophiesister2
by Member on Feb. 12, 2013 at 12:35 AM
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doulala
by Emerald Member on Feb. 12, 2013 at 12:36 AM
Quoting LovesBeingAMom7:

 I do have a midwife that will come to my home.

Do you have a doula or MW's assistant nearby?
Is the closest hospital 2.5 hours away or is there something closer?

LovesBeingAMom7
by on Feb. 12, 2013 at 12:36 AM

 What are some statistics?

doulala
by Emerald Member on Feb. 12, 2013 at 12:37 AM
Quoting LovesBeingAMom7:

 What are some statistics?

For VBA2C or homebirthing or... ?

I don't know if you go to ICAN meetings or check out their website (or others) but a lot of info is available--

:-)





The U.S. cesarean rate is at a record high of 32.9%;   in 1970 it was 5.5%.


"There is no scientific evidence that doing over 10 percent of births

with a cesarean improves the outcome for the woman or improves the

outcome for the baby."          ~Dr. Marsden Wagner

 "A successful VBAC occurs about 73% of the time. If a hospital bans VBAC, they’re basically telling 73% of women that they have to undergo a surgical procedure that carries

more morbidity than if they had a vaginal birth. That’s outrageous to me."    ~Dr. Stuart Fischbein

VBAC

You're six times more likely to have a doctor who is an impostor than

you are to suffer a uterine rupture. Two percent of docs are phonies (1

in 50), according to several sources I found. So instead of worrying

about rupture, why not take a few minutes to check up on your doctor's

credentials? It'd be a more profitable use of your time and a

substantially more likely cause for alarm.- Gentlebirth.org

LovesBeingAMom7
by on Feb. 12, 2013 at 12:39 AM

 I have a hospital right down the road from me & accross town.

LovesBeingAMom7
by on Feb. 12, 2013 at 12:40 AM

 They are not VBAC hospitals.

LovesBeingAMom7
by on Feb. 12, 2013 at 12:41 AM

 I would like statistics on 2CVBACS.

doulala
by Emerald Member on Feb. 12, 2013 at 12:50 AM
Quoting LovesBeingAMom7:

 They are not VBAC hospitals.

If you want a hospital birth then not to worry.    They don't get to tell you how you must birth, that would be illegal.     A patient must consent to medical procedures, they can't be forced.     (*With a vbac you may need to learn some "tricks" to get what you want, but it's possible).      Overall, a hospital birth tends to be like swimming upstream, not really worth all the effort when a HB midwife will provide a safer and very personal experience!

;-)







VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean) Articles and Resources

ACOG’s 2010 Guidelines Comparison (PDF)

Press Release: Ob-Gyns Issue Less Restrictive VBAC Guidelines (ACOG, July 2010)

Does your hospital have a VBAC ban?  ICAN’s VBAC Policy Database

Childbirth Connection: VBAC or Repeat C-Section

ICAN (International Cesarean Awareness Network): VBAC

VBAC Facts

Midwifery Today: What Every Midwife Should Know About ACOG and VBAC (Wagner)

TheUnnecesarean.com: HBAC Stories and VBAC Stories

VBAC.com: Informed Decisions About Maternity Care

History of VBAC in the United States

Uterine Rupture in Pregnancy

 

 







Reluctant doctors like to believe that they haven't much influence over
their patients, but that is clearly not the case. Several studies have
found that when doctors genuinely encouraged women to have VBACs, most
of them did, and when they said nothing or acted neutral, most women
didn't. Finally, when obstetricians discouraged VBAC in women who
wanted to try it,none of them did.

Henci Goer, Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth

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