I'm not pregnant with my second yet, but plan to try shortly, and I'm new to the area (Chicago suburbs), so I need to find a new OBGYN anyway to have my annual. I know I want a VBAC with my second, so other than talking to others online, how do you go about finding out if a doctor does VBACs? When you call, do you ask to leave a message with the doctor? Ask the receptionist? Ask to schedule an interview? I have narrowed my search to three doctors, but I hear mixed reviews on them, so I'd like to make sure I'm making the right decision.
How do I go about finding a VBAC provider?
Find an ICAN chapter near you! They are an excellent resource and can help you find a provider.
The requirements vary by region, but in my state (NY) hospitals are required to post their c-section stats on the Dept of Health website. If you plan to VBAC in a hospital, this can help you figure out which ones are more VBAC-friendly than others.