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Edited by GoestoShow - 1/4/11 at 9:18am
post #22 of 36
I am using Nancy Wainer for my homebirth- she is AWESOME!!!

http://birthdaymidwifery.com/

here is her about page, she has written several well known books on VBAC and apparently coined the phrase as well- http://birthdaymidwifery.com/nancy.html.

She is located in Needham though, which is 45 minutes from me and I'm in Raynham. You only go once a month at the beginning though, so it might be doable for you.

I really don't know what other midwives charge, but she is not cheap. However, she hasn't had a single transfer in 2 years- except for one recent post birth transfer after a placenta did not deliver after 4 hours of trying. The mom went to the hospital and was let go with baby several hours later. Apparently Brigham and Women's in Boston is very good to work with in that aspect.

LMK if you have any specific questions. She is about to go on vacation for a few weeks, just to let you know.
post #23 of 36
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Cheryl33 - I just sent you a personal message!
post #24 of 36
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Can I just ask why Louise hasn't left Tobey for a place where she can actually do what she's trained to do? I'm kinda bothered that such a VBAC friendly provider who is well known in the area would tolerate working at a hospital with a VBAC ban. I know if I were a CNM, I just couldn't do it. I'd either go rogue or go elsewhere.
Most hospitals have vbac bans-- plus Louise has ties to the area and might not want to have to move. The vbac issue is obviously a low point, but she's done a great deal of work to cultivate a great birth culture in one area.

Jessica
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Edited by GoestoShow - 1/4/11 at 9:18am
post #26 of 36
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Originally Posted by GoestoShow View Post
Can I just ask why Louise hasn't left Tobey for a place where she can actually do what she's trained to do? I'm kinda bothered that such a VBAC friendly provider who is well known in the area would tolerate working at a hospital with a VBAC ban. I know if I were a CNM, I just couldn't do it. I'd either go rogue or go elsewhere.
It is BECAUSE of Louise that the c-section rate is so low at Tobey. She is doing exactly what she was trained to do, and then some. This area is so fortunate to have her here, and she is beyond committed to making birth a positive experience for the women here. The insurance companies are the ones driving all of this policy surrounding the VBACs, and navigating around that is not easy for anyone - Dr.'s midwives, or patients. Louise is exactly where she should be, doing exactly what she should!
post #27 of 36
We just need to clone her. Of course, I love our homebirth midwives too (-;
post #28 of 36
i just gave birth naturally (vbac) on feb 4th at south shore hospital!! i use south shore midwifery and my midwife's name is esther hausman. i would highly recommend her to anyone. she's extremely supportive, and has a very calming presence and knows how to lighten the mood with humor. i'd say she's the most crunchy midwife over at south shore midwifery (they have 3 offices, hanover, weymouth, and brockton) as a matter of fact, she even helped me get my placenta (i did placenta encapsulation myself)
post #29 of 36
I went with South Shore Midwifery with my 2nd dd. While I ended up with a c-section (medical reasons, nothing to do with the midwife) I have to say I loved the midwives there. They were very caring and listened to my concerns and what I wanted.
However the care at South Shore hospital was another matter all together.
Good luck!
post #30 of 36
I'd second the recommendation of South Shore Midwifery-- their midwives catch babies at South Shore Hospital, which still allows VBACs. I'm still leery of the hospital's c/s rate, but the SSM providers are wonderfully pro-VBAC, and operate within a midwifery model of care. Esther, in particular, is terrific (and she teaches Birthing From Within classes, which I believe are tailor-made for VBAC mamas).

I had my one OB consult to sign my informed consent paperwork last week. When I explained that I didn't want continuous monitoring, an IV, or to be forced into a c/s for postdates, he reacted by saying, "well, none of those interventions make sense-- they're not borne out in medical research, and we don't expect you to use them unless there's a problem". I was so gratified to finally meet an OB who gets it.

It might be worth at least scheduling an informational interview to find out their policies and to discuss your concerns.
post #31 of 36
SarahJSG, I'd give the name of the OB who told you this. South Shore mamas need all the good recommendations they can get!
post #32 of 36
I had my baby on the 15th at SSH with Shelley from South Shore Midwifery. It was an amazing experience. My birth plan was respected and followed, the nurse I had was excellent, and they didn't even made me change into a johnnie. I gave birth on the birth stool in my tank top, and my little guy was scooped right into my arms.

To be honest, this was my last choice for hospitals, because of the c-section rate, but I am very glad that circumstance placed me there. My baby came a few weeks early and his lungs were not quite ready, so is still in the NICU. He will be home soon and is doing much better, but I brought this up because the nursing and lactation counseling staff, along with the entire NICU team have been very supportive of breastfeeding. I am pumping to keep up my supply until he is ready to nurse and everyone has been great with advice, support, setting me up with a quality pump, etc.
post #33 of 36
Sure! The OB is South Shore Midwifery's resident doctor, James Marquardt. Here's a link to the office's website: http://southshoremidwifery.org/
post #34 of 36
This is really interesting!

I am also really wanting a VBAC with our second, we will be TTC in a few months.

I've been talking to my DH's aunt, who is a labor and delivery nurse at South Shore Hospital - from the sounds of it they are trying really hard to lower their c/s rate, and that they are now VERY supportive of VBACs and she has recently been and a ton of successful ones.

It does give me hope as I didn't have the best experience my first delivery at SSH.
post #35 of 36
nak

I just had a VBAC at South shore hospital Feb 9th. I was practically in transition because my labor progressed so quickly. I started labor at 245 when the OB I saw for my appt that day swept my membranes. I was 4 cm dilated. I got to the hospital at 730 and my baby was born at 951. The nurses I had were nice. One was awesome, one was ok, but she wasn't really in the room at all. Just to put in my IV (I was GBS +) My midwife was awesome. She was one of the two midwives that I was hoping would deliver my baby. The only negative part of the birth was that I sustained a 3rd degree tear because the baby came out so quick. I wish I had researched more on how to protect my perineum, like not actively pushing when he was coming out and I wish my midwife would have been more aware of that and maybe she was, but it's hard to listen when in the throes of labor! But I'm still very happy with the experience. My postpartum nurses were really awesome too. One was a little weird, but still nice. If I decide to have another baby though, homebirth will be my first option. If you have any questions feel free to pm me. Good Luck!
post #36 of 36
I just wanted to send a quick "congratulations" to both Twirlyfry and Robynee for their VBACs! It's so good to hear positive birth stories (especially ones in the hospital!).
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