Originally Posted by Reha
Oh no! I had no idea that was going on in Utah!
that is our biggest fear here in Oregon, that twins, vbacs and breeches will be taken away from licensed midwives.
that is just ridiculous. What about choice for women? Women have the choice to schedule a cesarean but not the right to hire a midwife for a home breech birth???? Craziness......
I don't know about in Oregon, but here in Utah we only have ONE doc who knows how to do vaginal breeches, most docs are terrified of them and were never taught. On the flip side, many of the midwives here are experienced with vaginal breech births, so what to us is just a variation of normal, to them is high risk and an automatic c-section. Talk about a larger cascade then, as fewer docs and hospitals are "allowing" for VBACs. We are hoping that a woman's right to make decisions for her body and baby will end up getting us through this, but unfortunetely, money seems to play a much bigger factor than rights over one's body or true "healthy moms, healthy babies". Sorry, this has been a long standing bee in my bonnet....