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New ACOG Guidelines Support VBAC

post #1 of 13
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http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/22/health/22birth.html



Of course, whether or not some hospitals will change their policy remains to be seen.
post #2 of 13
http://www.acog.org/from_home/public...07-21-10-1.cfm

Heres the statement
post #3 of 13
I was just coming to post this, I think it's good news! When I was looking for an OB to do my vba2c with dd3 every single one that said no said "that goes against the ACOG guidelines." Even after having a successful vba2c, I got turned down by the local OB because "vbac after more than one c/s isn't recommended."
post #4 of 13
About time! They don't allow VBACs here-they best change that now!
post #5 of 13
Yippeeee and yahhooooo! Excellent news!!! Now they just need to edit the statement a bit more... : )
post #6 of 13
I think it's a big step in the right direction!
post #7 of 13
FINALLY. I don't think we'll see immediate changes, but it's a step in the right direction.
post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by CherryBomb View Post
I was just coming to post this, I think it's good news! When I was looking for an OB to do my vba2c with dd3 every single one that said no said "that goes against the ACOG guidelines." Even after having a successful vba2c, I got turned down by the local OB because "vbac after more than one c/s isn't recommended."
I was too Lol. I'm still going HB mw route but will keep a highlighted copy of this with me in case of transfer to a hospital... And will advise anyone unwilling to allow me a TOLAC that they are in danger of being sued for failure to comply with ACOG guidelines!! Oh to be able to turn it around on them!! Also so happy to see them acknowledge a more realistic uterine rupture rate of .5%-.9% finally under 1%!! Happy day!! Hoping we all get our VBACs!!!!!!!
post #9 of 13
This made my day!

I'm bringing a copy to my next OB visit-maybe I can be one of the first VBAC patients at my non-VBAC friendly local hospital!
post #10 of 13
This is truly exciting!!! The on-call doc that performed my second CS practically screamed at us about ACOG guidelines and safety, and death and were we willing to take a significant chance of killing our baby. It was aweful! I wouldn't want to wish that kind of experience on my worst enemy. He was truly a horse's patooty, except that it would be doing a disservice to a perfectly nice horse!

I know it'll take time, but if not for me, for the other women in our area that may now have a chance at being shown respect at the birth of their babies!
post #11 of 13
I saw that this morning on the Today show and had to get online to read articles. I am very excited! As this is my third and last baby I am very hopeful for my VBAC. My first was vaginal and my second was cesarean.

Thankfully I have a pro VBAC OB and hospital but this just eases my fears even more so.
post #12 of 13
Very exciting news!

Unfortunately, reading the comments at the bottom of the article remind me of where we stand as a birth culture...ugh..so much misinformation and so much complacency with status quo.

I don't know if it's the chicken before the egg, or vice versa-but the resulting thoughts on birth and birth safety anecdotally (with the comments I read) seem to be on the side of the status quo.
post #13 of 13
so if my doctor is willing to let me try and my hospital is VBAC friendly and available to handle emergencies then this could seriously be a possibility? I talked to my doctor about the article today and I got the impression that she would be willing to let me try despite her reservations.
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