good news/obgyn/hospital vbac

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Registered: 03-31-2003
good news/obgyn/hospital vbac
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Thu, 08-04-2011 - 11:39am

I attend a support group for new moms and one of the group leaders is a L&D nurse. I finally got a chance to talk to her this week about VBACs at the hospital where she works (we only have 2 in town and the one I was in is not equipped to allow VBAC). She said that there is one obgyn group here in town (and for like 100 miles) that you can count on to really go for a VBAC. They have 2 midwives and 3 drs in the practice. She said they really adhere to ACOG's recommendations, so since they now recommend that women have VBAC (with less emphasis put on the risk of rupture), that the group has really geared their practice towards encouraging it. I even have a friend who just had a VBAC with them. She'd actually planned a repeat c/s but went into labor

Manda :)

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Registered: 07-23-2004
Thu, 08-04-2011 - 12:13pm
Woohoo! That's wonderful news! Thanks for sharing. Hopefully, other people will find drs who support vbac in the way that acog says!

Rose

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Registered: 03-31-2003
Thu, 08-04-2011 - 8:50pm
It was really reassuring visiting with the L&D nurse about it. I definately recommend it for anyone looking for a hospital VBAC. She also said that there are a few homebirth midwives around town who will do a VBAC. In fact, I know one personally. I'm just not sure if that is my cup of tea. Could be a possibility though. Still have a couple of years to think it over.

Manda :)

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Registered: 07-23-2004
Tue, 08-09-2011 - 9:01am
Knowing people personally and getting that reassurance is wonderful! Since you're not planning to ttc for a few years, you may want to check with the nurses again to make sure that they still have drs who vbac. It's crazy how quickly vbac "norms" change every couple of years. Hopefully, when you're ready to have another child, the majority of drs will support vbac. :0)

Rose

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Registered: 10-28-2005
Thu, 08-11-2011 - 9:29am

It sounds like you found the right person to ask! Any idea when you'll be getting the IUD out?


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Registered: 03-31-2003
Mon, 08-22-2011 - 6:33pm

Well.... my original thought was to get the IUD because we (meaning I) wanted 2-3 years between kids. Also, my periods were H-E-DoubleHockeySticks and I really enjoyed the break being prego gave me, so I figured it would be nice to keep that going! Plus, according to my OB, the Mirena was a good choice for long term BC with my history of occaisional high blood pressure. She must have been right too, because it's been normal this whole time.

I did not however, consider that some people take longer to get normal cycles back after an IUD, therefore extending the TTC time period. Also, I didn't think about that when you put together the pregnancy time plus the IUD removal/back to normal to TTC time, I really only needed the birth control for 1.5 years. Hmm. Not sure if its worth it to only have the IUD for 1.5 years, but then when I remember those periods, yes, it is totally worth it! But now I'm having some weird pelvic pain and I have a feeling it is related to my IUD and I'm currently waiting for word from the dr if I need an ultrasound or what. If there is something wrong with it, I think I'll just have them remove it and maybe see if we should just go back to spermicide and maybe just tough it out with my own hormones until we decide to TTC. Who knows, maybe we'll decide to TTC sooner than we thought!

As time goes on though, I'm thinking more and more about an HBAC! The prospect of all the stress, either with VBAC/HBAC or repeat c/s, makes me less eager to try again though. If I had a guarantee that nothing would go wrong, this would be so much easier!

Manda :)