Mother forced to have a c/s. How can we prevent this?

Community Leader
Registered: 07-23-2004
Mother forced to have a c/s. How can we prevent this?
Wed, 07-30-2014 - 7:37pm

I found an article on where the courts sided with the hospital when the hospital said the mother had to have a c/s.  I feel so badly for this mother.  I wonder how we can prevent this type of situation?  Women who want to vbac need support!

Here's a link to the article.  What do you think? 


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Community Leader
Registered: 06-16-1998

There are some important details missing from the news report such as why the hospital insisted that she have a C-section (and isn't that decision usually made by the OB?); the reason that her previous 3 deliveries were by C-section; and where her OB stood on the issue---did s/he support vbac and lead her to believe that this pregnancy could safely have a vaginal delivery? If the reason she needed CS previously still existed, then was attempting a vbac in the best interest of the baby? We don't know any of that, so we cannot say that the hospital was out of line. 

A good start to preventing such an issue is to choose a doctor supportive of vbac, and a hospital with a good rate for vbacs. 

If you see other articles that explain the reasons behind this case please post the links.