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Hello!

I am searching long and far to find a supportive care provider for my hopeful VBAC.

 

I am willing to travel anywhere in the state of Indiana to have someone who believes in my ability to give birth and that my risk of complications is low. My difficulty in finding someone is that I have a preterm classical incision, I have done lots of reading of studies and literature and believe my risk of rupture is only 1.9% or less.

 

Does anyone have names of OB's or Midwives that are very pro VBAC? I would love to send my OP report and cover letter to those who are willing to discuss this with me.

I have made so many phone calls already, but thought perhaps someone here may have a name that I have not come across.

 

Blessings,

Sarah Gollner

 

P.S. If you would like to send me a private message my email is : [email protected]

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*HUGS*

 

Just another place to ask is all I can offer, unfortunately.

 

 I am using the "find your tribe" forum with a similar VBAC risk/provider question, but in Oregon. 

 

Despite all the reasearch and ACOG guidelines and everything, its hard to find someone who will even say VBAC.  They're all about TOLAC which basically sounds like i can give contractions a whirl while they prep the surgical team.  Its so annoying!   My chances of anything actually serious going wrong, even with some give in my scar, are STILL smaller than the normal overall risks associated with having a baby.   Its not like we HAVE an actual problem yet.  *rant over but not at all done*

 

Have you looked into HBAC?  In trying to explore every option, I've found the home birth people to be the most confident in (and statistically most successful at supporting) my body's ability to do its thing.  I always wanted a hospital birth, and now I'm looking at the last thing I ever thought I'd do, because the numbers are in its favor. 

 

I am sure you'll get your VBAC.  My friend had one classical AND one other transverse c-section, and she has had two VBACs now.  

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Sadly, Dr. Soper, the best OB for VBACs retired so she's out.

 

However, there are other choices here. I'm not sure where you're located but there's Penny Lane of Believe Midwifery (Thorntown, IN) and there's also Lynda Barton-Kirch (Indianapolis). Both are CNMs and wonderful women who have no problem taking on VBAC clients.
 


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*HUGS*

 

Just another place to ask is all I can offer, unfortunately.

 

 I am using the "find your tribe" forum with a similar VBAC risk/provider question, but in Oregon. 

 

Despite all the reasearch and ACOG guidelines and everything, its hard to find someone who will even say VBAC.  They're all about TOLAC which basically sounds like i can give contractions a whirl while they prep the surgical team.  Its so annoying!   My chances of anything actually serious going wrong, even with some give in my scar, are STILL smaller than the normal overall risks associated with having a baby.   Its not like we HAVE an actual problem yet.  *rant over but not at all done*

 

Have you looked into HBAC?  In trying to explore every option, I've found the home birth people to be the most confident in (and statistically most successful at supporting) my body's ability to do its thing.  I always wanted a hospital birth, and now I'm looking at the last thing I ever thought I'd do, because the numbers are in its favor. 

 

I am sure you'll get your VBAC.  My friend had one classical AND one other transverse c-section, and she has had two VBACs now.  

Hugs to you! Thank you for sharing. Do you have an unusual uterine scar? Have you heard of the Special Scars Special Women website/facebook group? It is a wonderful supportive group of women!

I actually have found one homebirth Midwife who is very willing to accept me  (out of about 10 I talked with - Indiana is a very difficult state for Midwives to practice) plus I just found an OB 10 minutes from me who also is willing! I made over 60 phone calls and faxed my OP report to 13 doctors (all over the state) to review (along with a cover letter why I think it is a reasonable option to VBAC)...I am so glad I kept looking. One said yes!

Would your friend be willing to email with me? I would love to hear how she went about having her VBAC after classical!

 

I wish you much success in your search,

blessings,

Sarah

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Sadly, Dr. Soper, the best OB for VBACs retired so she's out.

 

However, there are other choices here. I'm not sure where you're located but there's Penny Lane of Believe Midwifery (Thorntown, IN) and there's also Lynda Barton-Kirch (Indianapolis). Both are CNMs and wonderful women who have no problem taking on VBAC clients.
 

thank you for sharing! I searched quite a bit in and around Indianapolis - no one was willing to take me. I did talk with Penny Lane and Lynda Barton-Kirch, unfortunately no CNM's are able/willing to take someone with my scar due the "risk" for their license. Lynda was so wonderful to talk with, very encouraging. I also tried the office where Dr. Soper used to work, but the OB's said no.

 

But I have found an OB 10 mintues from me and also a homebirth Midwife! So grateful.

 

Thanks again,

Sarah

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Brandi Wood, CPM

I had her as my midwife with all of my kids! Amazing woman!
 

thank you! I have already talked with Brandi, and had I been within 1 1/2 hrs she would have considered me! But I did find a Midwife and also a Doctor who are willing to take me -

 

Blessings,

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BE CAUTIOUS OF PENNY LANE, CNM ... now Dr. Lane

I just want to add and put out there to be very cautious in searching for the right midwife for you. I delivered with Penny Lane of Believe Midwifery because she had the best credentials and a lot of experience and just looked great online and on paper .... but I can tell you her character, ethics and moral compass isn't what's totally conveyed to the public. Since having an awful experience of "dealing with Penny", I've heard several other mothers have similar things to say. Homebirth CAN have risks, and Im 110% in support and will have another homebirth with my next ... but when you are with a practitioner who's ego gets in the way, things can go wrong ... and that's exactly what happened with us. Thank God my baby is still here and doing well now but it's been a rough few years and not any easier thanks to Penny.

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