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Old 07-21-2010, 06:53 PM   #11
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This is fantastic to read! I'm due to VBA2C any day now- and we were lucky to have found BOTH a hospital OB and a HB Midwife to agree to VBA2C me!!! We chose the HB- but it's good to know that there are some practices that are 'ahead of the times' in VBAC. (We also ran into MANY practices that wouldn't even consider it unless you have had at least 1 vaginal birth before a VBA2C, and many that wouldn't even consider a VBA2C regardless of the circumstances).

Thanks for posting!
This is what I encountered, too. If I had had one vaginal, I would have been able to attempt VBA2C with the midwife group. Our state also allows homebirth midwifes to (legally) provide only with one prior vaginal if you had more than one c/s. I am sure there are midwives out there that would do it anyway, but I wasn't comfortable with it.

Good luck to you! I hope you have an amazing VBA2C!

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I heard Dr. Waldman speak like a month ago at the annual ACNM meeting. I think he's married to a Nurse Midwife. The relationship between ACOG and ACNM is headed in a warm direction. This makes me happy, especially as a VBACer myself.
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Such great news! And long overdue. Now we just have to get insurance carriers that insure the doctors to allow them to perform VBACs. Most of them will not allow a Dr to perform one.
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Great news, thanks for sharing!
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Re: ACOG revises VBAC guidelines!

Another reason to TTC!!! I am so glad to hear drs supporting vbacs!
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Honestly I am not jumping for joy. I have been in the pregnancy scene for 16 years now. My twins were delivered by c/s. W/ my second pregnancy I planned a VBAC, which was a HBAC. Women were completely encouraged to VBAC. Then it all changed b/c there were ruptures in VBAC moms, most often related to induction, specifically by cytotec. Instead of not inducing VBAC moms they said all VBACs were unsafe and stated they no longer supported VBAC b/c it was unsafe. Now they change their stance *again*. But what is millions of uneccessary surgeries on women? Honestly, how can women trust the ACOG? How can we put our bodies into their hands? It isn't their stance on VBAC that needs to change, but the whole system, until they view birth as a normal event women will continue to get cut uneccessarily.
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Honestly, how can women trust the ACOG? How can we put our bodies into their hands? It isn't their stance on VBAC that needs to change, but the whole system, until they view birth as a normal event women will continue to get cut uneccessarily.
I hear you, mama. It's my hope that their recommendation will change the way that OBs (and even midwives who are dependent on OBs for backup care) view VBAC. I agree with you that the root of the problem is that the birth establishment views the birthing woman as a ticking time bomb, but perhaps these guidelines will relax the absurd shackles that have been put on so many women unnecessarily. The stories of women coerced into cesareans really haunt me. Here's hoping for less of that!
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I hear you, mama. It's my hope that their recommendation will change the way that OBs (and even midwives who are dependent on OBs for backup care) view VBAC. I agree with you that the root of the problem is that the birth establishment views the birthing woman as a ticking time bomb, but perhaps these guidelines will relax the absurd shackles that have been put on so many women unnecessarily. The stories of women coerced into cesareans really haunt me. Here's hoping for less of that!
I hope so too. I think women need to stop putting their pregnancies and births in the hands of surgeons, women are the voice of change ultimately, it is in our hands. It is the reason I never went back to a surgeon to do such a simple job of birthing a baby, I stayed home.
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