loudmama, if you don't mind me asking, how was your abruption detected? Scary stuff.
marmo, did your cnm say they would schedule a section for 41 weeks? I'd talk to them about the possibility--they might be willing to continue NSTs if you do go that long. Was your DD "late?" I know each is different, but there's only so much we can control...if I were in the situation, and IF my NST was good, I would consider calling in sick for a section. But there will be lots of time to work out the details!
So in choosing a care provider, what are your VBAC-specific concerns/questions? I've scheduled an early appt to discuss a medication with the midwife, and I'm going to try to get as many answers as possible from her while I'm there. For now I'm considering an OB/midwife group at the military hospital, but that's subject to change depending on their attitude during the first couple appointments. I'm nervous about it, but the fact that the care and birth would be free is a big factor.
Thoughts (not all VBAC-specific):
1. Will there be a midwife available or are there times when only an OB is available for deliveries? When would an OB be called in to "help"?
2. I was told CEFM is required for VBACs. Do you have a wireless system, or long enough leads for me to move around? At what point (if any) would IFM be recommended?
3. Do you limit labor to a certain number of hours? How about the pushing phase?
4. Do you require internal checks at set intervals?
5. Will I have trouble declining eye antibiotics and the hep B vax for the baby?
6. Any other rules specific to VBAC moms?
7. What number of VBAC attempts are successful?
What else should I plan to ask?