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post #21 of 31
Alicia, they have been known to do c-sections without consent, and then get away with it after by justifying it to a judge.

Clovertine, there is a good chance you will give birth before your due date. If not, perhaps you can try to delay them while SOUNDING as cooperative as possible. Maybe you can stretch them a few days. If not, I would rather refuse to cooperate and take the chance that they force you into a c-section, rather than just walk in and let them. Even though SOME doctors will stop at nothing to do a c/s, most probably wouldn't do that.
post #22 of 31
I'm going for a VBAC too. I went "late" with my c/s son, so I am afraid of the same thing. My OB says she is okay up to 43 weeks as long as eveything looks okay. However, she has mentioned "big baby" as a ngative thing, and my last was "big" so I doubt I will be allowed to go much past 40 wks if the baby is measuring "big" (whatever that is... big can be different things to different people, so its totally absurd!)

Hang in there! You might go into labor at 38 weeks
post #23 of 31
If it were me I would follow alegna's advice. Get wishy-washy, don't show, whatever. I'd get passive-aggressive and have car trouble, or not find child care, etc. If you give up and do what they want without a fight, they get what they wanted with no effort. And it sets a precedent and makes them feel they can bully any woman into doing whatever they want. It's YOUR body and YOUR health care dollars. Don't let anyone make you wheedle and beg for control over your own body.
post #24 of 31
My practice is around 42 weeks. They will try a castor oil or cervical balloon induction before c-section though.
I work at a hospital where they have a 41 week rule. The day I interviewed, the L&D manager was telling me they had a mom down the hall having a NST because she was a VBAC who hit 42 weeks and was refusing the c-section. The L&D manager was "going to try to talk some sense into her" : but there was nothing else she could do.
post #25 of 31
I'm seeing an NMD for an HBAC, and by law I have to transfer to an OB if I hit 42 weeks. DD was induced/c-sec at 41 w 6days.

I'm pretty sure without the stress of facing the hospital (which wasn't what I wanted to do with the first one, either, but I couldn't afford a homebirth), I would have gone into labor sooner with DD.

So I'm trying to relax. Also I'm going camping for a week, ending the day before I'm due. If that's not tempting fate to set things in motion early, I don't know what is!
post #26 of 31
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Originally Posted by clovertine View Post
I found out at my last appt. that the one set in stone rule the hospital I'm having this LO at has is that you cannot go past your due date with a VBAC. I'm due on 2/13/11 & it's kind of freaking me out feeling like I have a time limit to have this kid!

I've seen a few other people with VBAC icons in their sigs, does anyone else have an eviction date? I should say that I absolutely love my mw, dr., and the hospital is fantastic. But it sure threw me for a loop when I heard that it HAS to be out by a certain day.

My bday is 2/3, and I would LOVE for this LO to come after my bday. So I'm thinking I will start gettin' busy with DH & doing LOTS of walking as soon as my bday passes!
If you haven't already, you should go post in the VBAC forum.

The rule is not "set in stone." As in, you can REFUSE induction or RCS. There is no reason why you MUST consent to induction or RCS. Simply refuse to do so. Or, on the day of, call and say, "Oops! Something came up! Gotta reschedule! I'll call you back when I know when I can reschedule for." And then don't call back. Keep rescheduling. There's NO reason to induce or RCS a VBAC just for being 40 weeks.
post #27 of 31
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Originally Posted by cagnew View Post
I'm going for a VBAC too. I went "late" with my c/s son, so I am afraid of the same thing. My OB says she is okay up to 43 weeks as long as eveything looks okay. However, she has mentioned "big baby" as a ngative thing, and my last was "big" so I doubt I will be allowed to go much past 40 wks if the baby is measuring "big" (whatever that is... big can be different things to different people, so its totally absurd!)

Hang in there! You might go into labor at 38 weeks
Tip: Don't go in for anymore ultrasounds unless there's a specific immediate concern. Don't GIVE them the chance to tell you "big baby."

Here is a lovely video that totally busts the "big baby" myth:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roFVkDV45MM

And, as I said to the OP, there is no such thing as "allowed." You do what YOU want. They can't force you into anything. If you are happy going to 42, 43 or even 44 weeks, they can't make you induce or RCS.
post #28 of 31
DDCC---While my OB didn't give an exact "if you don't deliver by such and such then it's the knife for you" he did say he did not like "letting" VBAC patients go past their due date by too much. He used the reasoning that the baby would possibly be to big. However, my son was 8 days past due and he weighed 7lbs 12oz. I'm not going down without a fight if this baby tends to cook longer. I'm fortunate that I live literally a block from the hospital so if I have too I will stay at home until I'm ready to have this baby then roll up into L&D last minute.
post #29 of 31

I just checked into Feb 11 for the first time.  My hospital will let me go to 41 weeks with a VBAC.  I went into labor with my last son exactly at 41 weeks, so I'm hoping it won't be a problem with this one.  Either way, I have a full list of natural inductions and appointments scheduled for my due date.... chiropractor, accupuncturist, reflexology, and a castor oil milkshake.  I'd definitely try all those before going in for a C/S.

post #30 of 31

First off reguardless of the rule, no one, no provider, no hospital can make you do anything!!  You can't be induced as a VBAC because it increases chances of rupture so they would just want you to schedule a C-section.   simply dont schedule one, or dont show up!  when you do go into labor are they not going to allow you into the hospital to give birth?  i think they make these rules and expect woman to just take it lying down.  if you make a fuss they will accomidate you.  they just arent used to someone standing up against their "genius".

post #31 of 31

The hospital where I work (not having my baby in though) has a 41 week rule.  They had a mom at the beginning of the summer who was in for a NST at 42 weeks.  The L&D manager was going a little crazy trying to figure out how to get this woman to agree to a repeat c-section.  We had a little disagreement about it ;) so I never found out how it ended but there was no talk of legal action or anything.  Mom simply refused and came in for NSTs.

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