Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Fringe Central, Oddballstate, USA
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I feel your frusteration, but it has been somewhat addressed, I think, by the way the main two candidates are putting forth thier healthcare ideas. I think the CS rate is as high as it is in part because women don't have enough information about what is a real reason for CS and whats not, and partly because insurance is so complicated, OBs have to be proactive in protecting themsleves since they can't be sure a CS is NOT required until they get into the slicing. Romeny's idea is to let each state basically call the shots, which would require alot more discussion, convincing of voters ( again with more information) and clarification of insurance requirements/benefits. Obama's plan is to stick with the unread bill we recently passed, the the 100,000 pages of clarification (which is NEVER going to be read by any average person ever). The way I see it, Obama is happy to have gotten a bill passed, regardless of what it says. At least Romeny's veiw would give me a chance to understand my healthcare options better, and if other women are given the chance to weigh in on this before it becomes an actual bill, we have the chance to influnce the CS rate for the better too. Obama says its already done with yay, moving on.
Best wishes on your upcoming birth! I'm going for my fist VBAC too, and my midwives also agree that my CS was unnecessary. Its frusterating and encouraging at the same time to know that my odds of getting a normal birth are high, but not as high as if I hadn't been with that particular CP the first time around.
Slightly crunchy mama of three, one cs, one ubac, one vbac. Planning a vbac in October. Bookworms anonymous member.