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I am so sorry mama. I have no advice on where to do this or what doctors might be okay with this.
I did want to let you know that I found acupuncture very helpful in getting labor going and pain relief, maybe a homebirth in combo with this might work for you.
Where are you in NH? I am in Newmarket, there is a great acupuncturist in Greeland, named Netta Hart. I see her on a regular basis.
I don't know what their policy on VBACs is, but I had a great almost-natural birth at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene. I was risked out of the birth center at 39 weeks due to pre-e, and my midwife sent me there even though it was over an hour away because she felt I'd have the best possible hospital birth there. I have nothing but good things to say about their nurses, CNMs, and doctors. My birth was very low-intervention and they didn't push drugs at all. I ended up asking for meds and got a couple of shots of nubain over the course of my labor because I had excruciating back labor and couldn't deal with the pain, but that was it. I was only hooked up to the monitors twice, once with the nurse kneeling on the floor next to me and holding the monitor to my belly because I couldn't bear to get into bed - the rest of the time the nurses used a doppler so I could labor wherever and however I wanted. A CNM did the delivery and my spouse helped catch the baby and brought him up to my chest, and they left us alone to bond for almost two hours before doing the newborn exam. I would definitely suggest checking them out, it was nothing at all like I expected from a hospital birth.