I will be moving at about 20 weeks pregnant to Ontario and hope to have a home vbac. At least that was my plan here in BC, where midwives are also covered. However, I'm finding many of the clinics I've spoken to in Ontario (midwife clinics) very conservative and discouraging, telling me basically all vbacs get induced in their area, only three women have ever had home vbacs and all three had previous vaginal births as well, and also the ob takes over the vbac labour just because you're a vbac...in most places where midwives are covered by provincial health (ontario and bc) midwives follow the entire pregnancy, labour, birth and postpartum unless there is a complication at which point ob steps in but mdiwife also stays.
So, we are willing to travel several hours for appointments and to stay somewhere for the end of my pregnancy if it means less trauma than last time. I've been looking into Sages-femmes in scarborough, kingston midwives, and peterborough midwives. Does anyone have feedback on these practices or hospitals? It seems the individual hospitals makes whatever rules they want that can make or break midwives' hospital privileges (like no home vbacs, or obs get to take oevr labour, or three days over you get induced) Peterborough was seeming more friendly and they rarely induce vbacs. I called the hospital myself, but they said no one they know of has ever refused continuous EFM.
Help. I'm really finding ontario to be more conservative overall. I feel staying out of the hospital is the best bet for me, but finding people comfortable with this is another issue. If peterborough works out we have family we can stay with there at the end of my pregnancy.
I'm ina bit fo a rush as many practices have little to no spaces left for my due date (jan 2012)