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|Fri, 10-15-2010 - 12:33pm|
My first baby was a breech c/s baby. I'm now expecting my second; his due date is December 17th. It took me a good long while to find a doctor who would allow me to try VBAC. I'm happy with my doctor, but he has warned me that if I go into labor and he cannot make it to the delivery, I'd almost certainly have to have a c-section with whichever doctor is on-call. Because of this, he wants to schedule an induction on a day that he knows he will be available all day--December 13th.
I'm so torn on this. I know my chances of a successful VBAC are greatest if I go into labor naturally. I'd also hoped to do an unmedicated birth, but the odds of that happening with an induction are also reduced. On the other hand, doctors (and hospitals) are so anti-VBAC around here that I have no doubt that he is right about what will happen if I happen to go into labor on a day when he is unavailable. I've cnsidered (and rejected) other birthing options like homebirth already; it's not for me and my husband is strongly opposed to delivering outside a hospital. There are no birthing centers where I live, so my options are very limited