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VBAC ban MamaShu+2 TTC since Sep 2015; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina 821 posts
status Apr 30th '13

Rant...



I just recently found out that Im expecting baby # 2 and my first thoughts were, vbac. Well low and behold the only hospital in my area has a de facto ban. Talk about breaking your heart. I cant even remember half of my sons birth and it took me months after to get over the fact thay I had a c-section and now Im back to square one. Im not sure how im going to feel after my first prenatal on Thursday when I actually here them say the dont allow vbacs. Im looking ingo a few midwives but my area is very limited in well anything medical.




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♔ BαtMαɳ Gotham, DC, United States 84314 posts
status Apr 30th '13

Maybe look into a midwife and a birthing center?

Severus Snape 2 kids; Tennessee 3550 posts
Apr 30th '13
Quoting BαtMαɳ:" Maybe look into a midwife and a birthing center?"


:!:



Or drive out of your area to a different hospital?

Holliewood83 Due October 14 (girl); 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Roswell, GA, United States 6 posts
Apr 30th '13
Quoting Mommy & Jaxx!:" Rant... I just recently found out that Im expecting baby # 2 and my first thoughts were, vbac. Well ... [snip!] ... say the dont allow vbacs. Im looking ingo a few midwives but my area is very limited in well anything medical. End rant. :("

Don't be discouraged. Even though your options might be limited you can always ask your doctor if he says no then trying checking out the possibilities of home birth with a mid-wife. It is worth a try. It is very possible to have a totally natural birth after previously having a c-section. Just make sure you communicate firmly what your desires are. Good luck sweet heart.

jsi_ Virginia Beach, Virginia 2845 posts
Apr 30th '13

Try looking into an HBAC! hospitals in my area have many limits and restrictions when considering a vbac that you're most likely not going to get it once you're admitted into the hospital...I am looking into it i've read some great stories and have seen awesome hbac inspiring videos! don't give up!

MamaShu+2 TTC since Sep 2015; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina 821 posts
status Apr 30th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting stay/SASSY*:</b>" Try looking into an HBAC! hospitals in my area have many limits and restrictions when considering a vbac ... [snip!] ... the hospital...I am looking into it i've read some great stories and have seen awesome hbac inspiring videos! don't give up!"</blockquote>



I would love a hbac but Dh wont support it. Im new to my area so finding a midwife is proving more difficult than back home where vbacs are very much accepted.

jsi_ Virginia Beach, Virginia 2845 posts
Apr 30th '13
Quoting Mommy & Jaxx!:" <blockquote><b>Quoting stay/SASSY*:</b>" Try looking into an HBAC! hospitals in my ... [snip!] ... it. Im new to my area so finding a midwife is proving more difficult than back home where vbacs are very much accepted."


aww i'm sorry to hear that..not sure if you're using medicaid or another ins but i'm pretty sure you can call and see what midwives are by you that are covered by your insurance...goodluck!

3JEMS Due November 14; 3 kids; Danville, Illinois 569 posts
Apr 30th '13

sorry mama :( <3 I would def look into a midwife if possible. I know its disappointing when you cant have the birth you want

Michelle Presnell 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Glendale, AZ, United States 10506 posts
Apr 30th '13

what exactly is a vbac

KillerMombie 3 kids; Belle Chasse, Louisiana 28282 posts
May 1st '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Severus Snape:</b>" :!: Or drive out of your area to a different hospital? "</blockquote>



I had to drive 2 hours for a Dr. in Oklahoma who carried malpractice insurance that would cover a VBAC. Even though she STILL didn't come on her own and I eventually had a repeat, to me, it was so worth it to try.




I did finally get a VBA2C this last baby :D

KillerMombie 3 kids; Belle Chasse, Louisiana 28282 posts
May 1st '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Michelle Von Frankenstein:</b>" what exactly is a vbac"</blockquote>




Vaginal birth after cesarean.

Michelle Presnell 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Glendale, AZ, United States 10506 posts
May 1st '13
Quoting KillerMombie:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Michelle Von Frankenstein:</b>" what exactly is a vbac"</blockquote> Vaginal birth after cesarean."


oh ok

Amanda.W.P 2 kids; Fort Pierce, Florida 1115 posts
May 1st '13

I'm so sorry :( I would die if that happened to me. Sending good thoughts and hoping you find alternatives