I know someone who openly had an HBAC with a CPM and also had simultaneous care with Bay Area. They know how to be supportive. If the HBAC didn't work out, they were willing to attend her at the hospital. Fortunately, the HBAC, as they do most of the time, worked out at home just fine. :)
I actually wish they published their full c/s stats. I'd like to know how many VBACs have an RCS and how many are given the chance at a TOL vs coerced into or opt for an RCS.
I know someone just a month ago be forced into an RCS with BA and the on-call OB. It was truly hard to hear her get her chance at TOL stripped away. Nothing was wrong with mom or baby but the back-up OB told her and her husband 3 different horror scenarios that could happen (very unlikely) and the husband didn't want to do the TOL anymore. She had made it to 42 weeks and was in early labor and didn't consent to the c/s scheduled for her a few days prior. It is hard for me to hear things like that because I know so many women just like her with NO problems with mom or baby successfully give birth at 42+ weeks when supported by the midwife but always and only seen that in the home setting since so many providers in-hospital won't allow VBACs to go past 42 weeks anymore. :(
We need more VBAC options!! And more support for late-term and post-term VBACing. It IS safe. :) And is safer than a RCS, always! Cesareans should be, SHOULD BE for serious medical complications of the mother or baby only. One day, I hope AAMC's rate will be 20% instead of 40% c/s rate.
Edited by BirthWithFaith - 4/12/11 at 4:47am