About 2 weeks ago I discovered I was pregnant with number two, and I'm due according to LMP on June 29 though I think early July is probably more accurate since I have a decent idea of when we conceived. I have my first prenatal on the sixth with the OB who removed DD. His practice claims to be VBAC friendly, and at my postnatal appointment he told me there was no reasons I couldn't VBAC in the future and gave me a copy of the NIH study to read. He also admitted that they don't so a lot of VBACs, and I have no idea how things will play out when I show up wanting to give birth this time. If things don't look so good for my chances using his practice I'm wiling to switch doctors and there's a decent chance DH may get orders while I'm pregnant, but I want to go ahead and at least start with people I'm familiar with. So my question is, what kinds of questions would y'all suggest asking at a first prenatal? Thanks!
**I know the go to answer on MDC is to skip the OBs all together and just use a midwife, but that's not really an option for us. We live in Alabama where midwife attended homebirths are illegal, and there's only one (huge) OB practice that has a few midwives on staff. I doubt I'd be deemed low-risk enough to be allowed to see them. We're in the Montgomery area, so almost 200 miles to TN and just over 4 hours to the Farm. Neither is all that practical while in Labor. There is a home birth midwife locally who has attended a friend's VBACs, but I'm not personally comfortable working with someone who is breaking the law even if the law is wrong. Plus military insurance means we have nothing out of pocket for a hospital birth, but Tricare would never pay for someone without a valid license in the state which DH would never agree to. And if a transfer became necessary, I have no clue how that would work. If DH gets orders forcing us to move before the baby's born, my first goal is finding a midwife and a birth center if possible.