Originally Posted by utvolbigorange
i live in the same area..there arent any hosptals that do vbac in st lucie, indian river or martin county..i know there are 3 in palm beach county and 1 in brevard county. only thing bad is you have to use an ob/gyn that also practices at the hospital u choose...im trying to find one my self for when i get pregnant again, and im looking to going to eith palm beach or brevard county
This is a fairly old thread. I did end up going out of network again with Angela Love CNM who is based in Vero Beach. We got an out of network excemption because there were no network home birth providers within 30 miles (Florida law) but are still trying to get the last bit of payment out of Anthem BCBS. DS2 was born at home last September.
We have since moved to WPB so I'm out of Angela's area now. If you are within an hour of Vero I highly recommend her. She is very knowledgeable and definitely believes that we all deserve to choose how we give birth. As a CNM and NP she also takes medicaid.
The closest hospital I could find that takes VBAC mamas is Good Samaritan in Palm Beach County, but there is only 1 OB that does them there. If you call the L&D dept they will tell you the name of that OB (can't remember his name, but it wasn't the one listed on the ICAN website.) The other hospitals in Palm Beach don't do VBACs.