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If I need a c-section, where should I go?

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Not pregnant, and don't really want to get into the whys or wherefors about it, but figured part of making a fully informed decision would include talking to someone who would be doing it. I live in crofton and work in dc, someplace not too far out of the way would be nice. 

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ICAN (International Cesarean Awareness Network) would be a really good resource, especially if you're interested in finding an OB who would be willing to provide a family centered cesarean.
 

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the local sites only seem to have doulas and midwives listed? I mean maybe I'm missing something, but they seem to be mostly about recovery and planning your vbac...

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the local sites only seem to have doulas and midwives listed? I mean maybe I'm missing something, but they seem to be mostly about recovery and planning your vbac...

 

That hasn't been my experience. They provide support and assistance for women experiencing VBAC, CBAC, and planned cesareans. I was in touch with the group when I was researching OBs for a planned cesarean (breech baby) and they were very helpful.

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Do you have a link? I checked the baltimore (which I think is my local one) and western maryland sites and didn't see any obs listed.

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Georgetown University Hospital has a bad rep for natural birth, but I had a good experience with a c-section there. They are the only baby-friendly hospital in DC.
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Do you have a link? I checked the baltimore (which I think is my local one) and western maryland sites and didn't see any obs listed.

 

Western MD one is not active anymore, you would have to call Baltimore and talk to them or go to a meeting. I can tell you where not to go (lol) but yes, they are more about empowering then pushing for vbac, helping you with birth plans of things you want (some hospitals whisk the baby away and take them to the NICU no matter what after a c-section, some keep the baby in room, etc)
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