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Anyone with Experience VBACing at Community Hospital in Anderson?

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I have been going to the OBs at St. John's for my prenatal care, but between rude nurses/receptionists/possibly doctors, and obvious hesitation at my VBACing, I/we have decided to transfer my care elsewhere. I have heard a few people on here talking about Community Hospital in Anderson, and after research, excited to find and confirm that they have free doula services, I am considering transferring there. From what I can find online, they allow VBAC, but I was wondering if anyone has any firsthand experience with it. St. John's was allegedly "VBAC friendly" too, except one of the OBs explicitly told me "VBACs are highly risky." and both of the ones I've seen have expressed concern about 'big baby' as DS was 10 lbs 7 oz when he was born (also my first VBAC). I will be calling them this afternoon, to at least get an introduction or whatever kind of information I can get from them, but I would like firsthand experience, if I can find it, because apparently (obviously) what they say isn't always what they mean.

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I've heard good things about Community Anderson and their midwives.  I can't speak from experience though, I was too high risk for any of the Anderson OBs.  BTW, I also live in Anderson :)

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I started out at Anderson with me VBAC, they seemed pretty VBAC friendly.  They did warn me of the "dangers" nearly every visit and won't allow laboring in the water although that may have changed.  They require you to stay for three days PP, which is the other thing I was not in to. I would not recommend going with their free doula service, a good friend of mine used it and was not impressed.  She just wanted the woman to leave.  It is definitely worth it to pay for one that you can interview before hand.  That way you can know what their strengths are, how they feel about birth and how your personalities will mesh.

 

I only left the practice because I live in Indianapolis and decided it would be better to be closer to my provider.  I went with the midwives at Methodist (IU health now?).  I had both good and bad experiences.

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I started out at Anderson with me VBAC, they seemed pretty VBAC friendly.  They did warn me of the "dangers" nearly every visit and won't allow laboring in the water although that may have changed.  They require you to stay for three days PP, which is the other thing I was not in to. I would not recommend going with their free doula service, a good friend of mine used it and was not impressed.  She just wanted the woman to leave.  It is definitely worth it to pay for one that you can interview before hand.  That way you can know what their strengths are, how they feel about birth and how your personalities will mesh.

 

I only left the practice because I live in Indianapolis and decided it would be better to be closer to my provider.  I went with the midwives at Methodist (IU health now?).  I had both good and bad experiences.

 

We have been thinking about going into Indianapolis, since our options are so very limited. Would you be willing to share some of your experience with the midwives at Methodist with me? I've heard mixed reviews, and I try to err on the side of caution.

post #5 of 6
Are you talking about Anderson, Ohio as in the community near Cincinnati? If so, I know an OB practice that supports and helps with VBACs. Am happy to provide that info if it's the case!! Let me know.
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I'm talking about Anderson, Indiana. I guess I should have specified, I'm sorry.

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