When your doc isn't so supportive...

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-19-2013
When your doc isn't so supportive...
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Fri, 01-17-2014 - 10:13am

Hi all,

I'm hoping for my first VBAC.  I've had two c-sections in the past.  The first was due to failure to progress, and the second was because... well, my doc told me that's what we would do and I sadly just went along with it.  This time around I am really hoping for a VBAC.  I've talked to my doc about this, and while he didn't say no, he wasn't too supportive either.  I really like him and have used him with all of my 3 previous deliveries, but was hoping for more support, encouragement, etc.  What would you do? Hope for the best?  Or find a new doc that is more supportive?

Community Leader
Registered: 07-23-2004
Thu, 01-23-2014 - 9:52pm
Hi. Congratulations on your pregnancy! It doesn't sound like your dr was vac friendly with your last baby. It might be a good idea to see if you can find a dr who is more vbac friendly. Call the labor department of your hospital and ask them to recommend some drs who are vbac friendly. Let us know what you find out. Good luck!

Rose

Community Leader
Registered: 07-23-2004
Thu, 01-23-2014 - 9:53pm
Hi. Congratulations on your pregnancy! It doesn't sound like your dr was vac friendly with your last baby. It might be a good idea to see if you can find a dr who is more vbac friendly. Call the labor department of your hospital and ask them to recommend some drs who are vbac friendly. Let us know what you find out. Good luck!

Rose

Community Leader
Registered: 07-23-2004
Thu, 01-23-2014 - 9:54pm
Hi. Congratulations on your pregnancy! It doesn't sound like your dr was vac friendly with your last baby. It might be a good idea to see if you can find a dr who is more vbac friendly. Call the labor department of your hospital and ask them to recommend some drs who are vbac friendly. Let us know what you find out. Good luck!

Rose

Community Leader
Registered: 07-23-2004
Thu, 01-23-2014 - 9:55pm
Hi. Congratulations on your pregnancy! It doesn't sound like your dr was vac friendly with your last baby. It might be a good idea to see if you can find a dr who is more vbac friendly. Call the labor department of your hospital and ask them to recommend some drs who are vbac friendly. Let us know what you find out. Good luck!

Rose

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-06-2014
Thu, 03-06-2014 - 2:50pm

Hi Brooklyn ... you CAN do it! Hang in there. I watched something that was really inspiring to me and have since found other resources on this website I thought were incredibly helpful. All of these are on VBAC, but you should check out the whole site. They show you the research evidence. They also have a book coming out which I'll link to below too...

book coming out- http://yourbabybooty.com/ybb/birth-videos-pregnancy-books-birth-book-2-video-1

a mom who was told she couldn't have a VBAC but found a way - http://yourbabybooty.com/interviews/my-doctor-said-you-have-no-chance-of-having-a-vbac-heres-how-i-did-it/

a doctor (who used to be a doula) teachcing you about VBAC- http://yourbabybooty.com/interviews/vaginal-birth-after-cesarean-section-can-i-have-a-vbac-dr-tami-michele-interview/

other info- http://yourbabybooty.com/resources-101/vaginal-birth-after-cesarean-section-can-i-have-a-vbac/

Other really amazing info: http://yourbabybooty.com/childbirth-video-classes/