VBA2C in the Space Coast, FL??? ANYONE???

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-27-2003
VBA2C in the Space Coast, FL??? ANYONE???
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Thu, 10-13-2011 - 4:48pm

Hello,

Community Leader
Registered: 07-23-2004
Thu, 10-13-2011 - 8:27pm
I do not have information about that area, but I recommend checking with the local ican chapter in that area. Also, check with Bradley Natural Childbirth teachers in the area. Even if you don't want an unmedicated birth, they know which drs are vbac friendly.

Also, I highly recommend that you call hospitals in your area and ask L&D nurses. They will know which drs truely are vbac friendly.

From my experience, m/w are usually more vbac friendly than drs. You may want to call around and ask the m/ws.

I hope this has helped. Please let us know what you find out. Good luck!

Rose

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-27-2003
Thu, 10-13-2011 - 8:51pm

Thank you so much, that is great advice! I had not thought of doing so.

Community Leader
Registered: 07-23-2004
Sat, 10-15-2011 - 6:02pm
Good luck! Let us know what you find out.

Rose

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-10-2003
Sun, 10-16-2011 - 6:16pm
I just had a successful VBA2C in Colorado. It can be possible to find a provider, but you will probably have to work at it. It felt like people were really on board for a VBAC, but if I told them I had 2 c-sections, it was like I was an alien. I found that if you have a university hospital nearby, they will probably be more into the idea of a VBAC because they actually read and do the research. You may also had to travel. For instance, I had 4 hospitals within a 10 mile radius of my house, and none of them would do the VBA2C. I had to go about 40 minutes away. So, be prepared to expand your geographic search a bit.

Also, I looked at my ICAN's local chapter, I also contacted doulas and midwives in my area to help me find a provider. Those homebirth midwives probably won't be able to attend you, but they will probably be able to give you an idea about where to go. I would contact them.

Good luck in your search. I know that it can be really frustrating, but for me, it was totally worth it in the end.

Best,
Micki