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Old 09-08-2012, 01:30 PM   #16
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Re: If you had a hospital VBAC, what did they "make" you do at the hospital?

Mine was not typical as I had to be induced for pre-e, but had it not been an induction the only thing would have been required was monitoring. They prefer continuous external monitoring, but would consent to me doing intermittant monitoring if I was laboring in the tub and it had a long lead so I could wander around etc. A heplock would not have been required for a VBAC, but I was GBS positive, so I had to have an IV for ABX. The epi was also not required, and I was fighting them on the nothing to eat, but that's a hospital policy, not something specific for VBAC mamas. My nurse just pretended she couldn't see my pizza I had for supper. They'd let me have fluids, I sipped ginger ale through most of the labor, and then promptly threw it all back up in transition.
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