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post #21 of 25
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I actually researched my hospital a bit more and found out that there are two 24-hour in house anesthesiologists, and doctors who can perform stat C-Sections. So, if my doc isn't there and an emergency arises, we'll be taken care of. I know that we won't likely need that, but it's comforting to know just in case.
post #22 of 25
Try to ease up on your worry of repture or you will never get your successful VBAC. If they told me a doctor couldn't be there right away, I think I would be jumping up and down w/ glee.

Kelly
post #23 of 25
Just a little FYI that the Farm Midwifery Center in Tennessee (Ina May of Ina May's Guide to Childbirth and Spiritual Midwifery ) has a VBAC success rate of ninety-eight percent. That's right, 98%. I tell people this even if Tennessee is not an option for them, because people need to hear that it IS that safe, it IS that possible. Some of their ladies had even had more than one cesarean before multiple successful VBACs. Remember that rupture under competent care is very, very rare.
post #24 of 25
oh, and the "recent VBAC news" might be what I was just reading about on vbac.com, which says that VBACs should not be attempted in birth centers.
post #25 of 25
If you are told that your facility provides 24hr coverage and it makes you feel better to know that someone is there while you are, they darn better show up as soon as you are known to be in labor. I get really po'd that there is a double standard, it is soooooo important to be in a hosp. to labor and they want to drag their feet because it is 3am, I don't think so! It is your right to ask for their presence in the hosp. The fact of the matter is that if a rupture occurs and your OB is there then an emergent c/sec can be done much faster than 20 minutes, I know because I have seen them done. I have also seen a c /sec done under local to save a baby, and that wasn't fun for anyone there.

I am not trying to scare anyone, but you should be supported in your plan.
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