Originally Posted by wombat
Thanks for the responses. So do they impose any more restrictions/routine practices upon a VBAC then? I ask this after reading Fluffypeanuts thread about fetal monitoring practices for a VBAC. I'm just wondering what else they consider is 'routine' (for OBs anyhow).
It depends on the doctor and the hospital, but generally vbac patients are treated more like sick people, needing to be "saved" by their medical expertise. Usually that includes continuous fetal monitoring, IV, stricter time constraints, sometimes even epidural (just in case)... I'm drawing a blank, I must have blocked it out of my memory, all the things my doc said were routine for vbac patients...
The one thing that I find most appalling is if I had my vbac in the hospital, that doc would reach his hand up inside my uterus to check the scar after delivery!
And this after telling me he had never encountered any ruptures or other problems with the scar except with vertical, single-layer sutured incisions after induction.