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No more VBAC???

post #1 of 71
Thread Starter 
I don't know if this article has been posted anywhere yet....

http://kfor.com/Global/story.asp?S=2160222&nav=6uyAPkmP

Pretty sad, scarey, and a whole lot of other bad feelings.
post #2 of 71
Wow! Truly truly disturbing. A slippery slope too. How soon before the insurance companies begin trying to dictate other delivery choices I wonder?
post #3 of 71
Holy crap on a stick. Like a C-section is an infinitely "safer" procedure. :

It's all about crunching the numbers. Not a F'ing thing about offering better healthcare.
post #4 of 71
Horrifying...truly.

UCK
post #5 of 71
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Plico, the liability insurance company for Oklahoma physicians, says effective December 31st, doctors will not be covered for the procedure.
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"They have more problems with the uterus rupturing when it contracts," said Dr. Gregory Cox, an obstetrician/gynecologist. "Then, you worry about high blood loss, large amounts of blood loss. There have been some fetal deaths and even mothers have had to have hysterectomies immediately."
So, none of these problems will happen before the end of the year - it's just at the beginning of next year that it will suddenly be risky?
post #6 of 71
Anyone else think it's interesting that there is no mention of what increases the risk of uterine rupture, such the use of certain labor inducing drugs?
post #7 of 71
Not surprising for Oklahoma, this state sucks :LOL :LOL
post #8 of 71
That's disgusting!

Anybody else notice the ad to the left that says "Over Medicated?" It should be an exclamation point...
post #9 of 71


I can't believe that!

I can't even get the word out--seriously..I've started 5 rants and erased all of them!

it makes me SICK.
post #10 of 71
That's horrible what is happening because of frivolous law suits!!

Still, after reading the guy talking about scary things that can happen with VBAC, I got a bit concerned. I know nothing about the pros and cons of VBAC, but my sister was thinking about it, but now ay 33 weeks she is afraid.
I told her many women do it and all, but I was wondering if any of you guys could PM with links with good info about VBAC.
post #11 of 71
Sigh ~ Lovely, hope it doesn't happen IL!
post #12 of 71
Okay, I have to be quick as have to get in the shower and go get my ds. My first was a cesarean(after alot of pushing, trying to turn him, etc.), my second a vbac. What I was told was it depended on whether or not your first c-section was vertical or horizontal ( horizontal is less risky for a vbac) and how big the baby is. My first baby was 7 lbs. 6 oz...my second was 6 lbs. 6 oz. I had to be induced for my second one, but NO pitocin, they just broke my water and that triggered labor just fine. I am 4' 11"...and had narrow hips...I did have an episiotomy and did rip fairly extensively. My doctor just said some women are built to deliver big babies, I am not one of them. My little 6 pounder was almost more than I could do. I almost ended up with a second c-section, but in the end it worked out.Um, they did use this thing like a vacuum to help him out. Gotta go!
post #13 of 71
how are they going to define who is a good canidate for vbac and who isn't?
this is really scary...
post #14 of 71
I really don't like the direction this country is going! What next? I don't even want to think about it. What can we do about this????
post #15 of 71
WTH!!! Urgh this country is going to hell in a handbasket because of lawsuits and greed, lovely.
post #16 of 71
Quote:
Originally Posted by witchbaby
how are they going to define who is a good canidate for vbac and who isn't?
this is really scary...
I was wondering the same thing
post #17 of 71
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by paccookie
I really don't like the direction this country is going! What next? I don't even want to think about it. What can we do about this????
Have homebirths.... it would be the only way. Fight for midwives, support your midwives.
post #18 of 71
How sad for all the mama's that live there


And how infuriating for those of us who know better. It really makes me wonder what's next. Will it slowly become nation wide? Or maybe they can find some way we can have babies without all the risks of pregnancy and birth. Maybe some sort of pod for the babe to grow in, you know just keep it in the nursery till the babe is full gestation. Then bring it to the hospital so the DOCTOR can open it up and give you your babe. That way mama's wouldn't be so attacted, it'll make it so much easier to listen to the babe CIO down the hall in the nursery.

UGGHH!!!!
post #19 of 71
I'm seriously confused. I read that the great majority of women who attempt VBAC succeed, so wouldn't that be a MUCH lower rate of infection, death, complications, etc? Wouldn't insurance companies WANT women to attempt VBAC to reduce costs? Wouldn't MDs know this from personal experience/medical research? Someone please enlighten me!
post #20 of 71
wemoon, not to go ot, but my midwives were willing to let me drop dead from hyperemesis & i ended up having a rockin' great vbac (from the ob i had fired, saying i didn't trust him to let me birth naturally.) blame trial lawyers, blame insurance companies, but to drop it all in dr's laps is doing some of them a disservice.

hey, but thank god they still pay for circumcisions, right?

suse
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