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Old 09-08-2012, 08:56 PM   #17
mamamarick
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Re: If you had a hospital VBAC, what did they "make" you do at the hospital?

Someone else had mentioned "make sure you have someone other than DH in the room with you to make medical decisions as they will be less likely to give into pressure". I couldn't agree with this more. I was so lucky to have my mom, an ex-RN, with me during my first delivery who was willing to yell at the nurses to fight for what I had said I wanted in my birth plan. My husband was absolutely pointless for the three bloody days before I finally submitted to a C-section. This time, dear DH can be on toddler watch while mom takes over my care for a hopeful VBAC. I know she'll be able to advocate best for me.
My best friend had a similar experience during her first delivery. With no family in the area, she's hiring a doula. Point being: do whatever you need to do to get yourself a strong advocate in the delivery room. It'll ensure that you have the least amount of interventions possible.
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