Hi all! I'm planning a HBAC in Lakeland, due in late Sept/early Oct. I was unable to find a midwife in Lakeland who would be part of this. (The MWs at the birth center are connected to a doctor who puts restrictions on them.) My MW, Kelli Johnson, is in Orlando and is awesome! I highly recommend her! http://www.amothersnaturemidwifery.com/
We are meeting with Dr Gatto on Tuesday afternoon. When Kelli spoke with him, she said he seemed encouraging and helpful. I look forward to seeing him. His was the name recommended to me by the Lakeland midwives at Labor of Love birth center as well.
My daughter was born in Miami with the midwives at Loving Start. www.alovingstart.com
. Emma was breech at 41 weeks when we decided on the c-section. Deborah and Mary were wonderful. It was Deborah's husband, Dr Wayne DiGiacomo (in Hollywood) who did the surgery. Deborah stayed with me through the surgery and after. I know that they do VBACs and that Dr D backs them up, but it might be only for birth center births. Not sure? Mary gave me the name of a Dr Spence in the Miami area who backs HBACs.
So - as tough as it is, there ARE options! By far, the best option seems to be to stay home for the birth. I certainly have no intentions of going anywhere else!
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