Read your link:
"When a true rupture occurs, a cesarean must occur within 30 minutes (ideally 20) to prevent neurological damage to the baby. Death does not occur immediately. Most women attempting a home VBAC are well within 20-30 minutes of a hospital, particularly if 911 is called."
Being 20 minutes from the door of a hospital is totally different than being 20 minutes from the OR. How quickly has your birthing center gotten their ruptures from the center to the OR? And how many VBACs have they done? How many of those had a uterine rupture? According to your own source, uterine ruptures are relatively rare (1:1,000 VBACs) so if they've done, say, 1,000 VBACs, we would only have expected them to have encountered one "catastrophic" rupture.
right, but depending on where you are, you can phone ahead to the OR, you can draw a woman's blood while preparing to transport, start an IV and have her ready to go straight to the OR when she is in the hospital. regardless, it may be in the comfort level of the OP to accept this risk, and i hope she does not feel judged in a negative light for making such a choice.
Edited by mandib50 - 7/9/12 at 9:56pm