How did you find a doc?

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Registered: 12-31-1969
How did you find a doc?
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Thu, 08-30-2012 - 12:32pm

Hi all,

My name is Hanna and I'm expecting my second child in February.  I'd really like to try for a VBAC but at my initial appointment, my doc wasn't very supportive.  Before my pregnancy progresses too far, I'm thinking I"d like to find another doctor that would support my decision 100%.  How did you find a doctor that supported your decision to try for a VBAC?

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Registered: 01-30-2002
Sun, 12-23-2012 - 4:28pm
I know I'm replying way after your original post, but in case other people are now looking for this info, I thought I'd reply. When I was looking to find a vbac friendly doc, I asked the advice of doulas in my area. They all knew which docs were pro-vbac. In my area there is one doc who is well known for vbacs and they all gave me his name. It seemed like a perfect way to get good info. I was also looking to hire a doula, which is what made all the difference in my successful hospital vbac experience. But even if you aren't, you can call a few and get some info about your local docs and hospitals/ birthing centers. Dona.org is a great place to start.
Community Leader
Registered: 07-23-2004
Sun, 10-07-2012 - 1:14am
I'm glad that your dr is supportive. That makes a huge difference!

Rose

Community Leader
Registered: 07-23-2004
Wed, 09-26-2012 - 10:58pm
Thats great news! I can't wait to hear what your dr says.

Rose

Community Leader
Registered: 07-23-2004
Sat, 09-08-2012 - 10:51am
You're welcome! Let us know what you find out.

Rose

Community Leader
Registered: 07-23-2004
Thu, 08-30-2012 - 11:08pm
Hi Hanna,

Congratulations on your pregnancy. The best advice I can give you is to call your local hospitals labor and delivery. The nurses who work there will know which drs really are vbac friendly.

You may also want to consider midwives. They normally have higher vbac success rates.

Good luck. Let us know what you find out.

Rose