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#1 of 50 Old 02-22-2006, 05:02 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Just curious as to how many mamas here are pregnant and planning a VBAC.
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I'm planning my 2nd VBAC. Late April/early May.
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Yayyyy! Are you doing a hospital or homebirth?
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I am trying hard to be pregnant!! LOL!!! I plan to have a VBAC if I do get pregnant with #2. Although I am not sure yet if it will be a homebirth or hosptial one. I really want a home birth but so 100% sure yet.
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Planning a VBAC for June.

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We're planning a VBAC at home in August.
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TTC my 2nd VBAC baby, planning a homebirth

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Planning an HBAC in July
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I just had my hbac 2 weeks ago!
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I'm planning a hospital VBAC at the end of March.
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Had my first VBAC in March 2004 (hospital) and planning a HBAC for this May .

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We are planning a HBAC for mid April.
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We are planning our 1st vbac, 2nd baby in May.
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I'm anticipating a home birth midwinter - Southern Hemisphere Oh, and I had a c-sec last time I don't do HBAC and VBAC, personally, I just like to birth
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i planned an hbac for december but had a hospital transfer-- still had a vbac!
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I am having a vbac in late april/early may....looks like at a hospital.
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We are planning our 1st VBAC in June


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If i stay low-risk, i am planning a hba2c, if the babe has blood incompatibility, hoping for a hospital vba2c.

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I am going for a VBAC in a hospital the end of March. May possibly be a HBAC if I can find a HB Midwife that I can afford. :P
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I'm happy to see there are so many of us.

BTW--I asked y'all to answer a question and I didn't answer it myself .

I was looking at another hospital VBAC, but we've moved and I do not have the support I need for that (Central VA is not friendly to VBAC mamas), so we are seriously a homebirth (that is, if the only homebirth m/w in the area will take me even though I had 3 c-sections). I plan to call her on Monday.
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I think I've read about your lack of choices on another thread...

What I would opt for if I had the choice would probably be a CNM at a birth center. I don't want a homebirth, but I'd definitely choose a birth center over a hospital. I would go for a CNM, but I don't have access to any (my choices are homebirth MW or hospital and OB).

That said... our hospital is very, very nice (lots of amenities, big jacuzzi tubs, private rooms, telemetry monitoring, good nurse, no "nursery" --> rooming in basically expected, queen-sized PP beds, cloth dipes, etc.). Last time, I got a complimentary PP massage.

My OB practice did well by me last time, so I'm sticking with them again. I feel like they were about as flexible and supportive as drs. can get about VBAC...
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Where are you in Central VA? I grew up there and was seriously considering moving back in with my parents in Farmville for a few weeks if I had to, since I know of a hb mw in Lynchburg. (I'm on the Northern Neck now.)

I know what you mean about it not being very VBAC-friendly. My friend has told me some horror stories about bait-and-switch with OBs.
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Where are you in Central VA? I grew up there and was seriously considering moving back in with my parents in Farmville for a few weeks if I had to, since I know of a hb mw in Lynchburg. (I'm on the Northern Neck now.)

I know what you mean about it not being very VBAC-friendly. My friend has told me some horror stories about bait-and-switch with OBs.

I'm in Midlothian and hoping to buy a house in Chesterfield country in the near future . Told hubby that any house with a jetted tub is in the running

Yes, I am very concerned about a bait-and-switch situation. "Don't worry your pretty little head. Of course, you can go for the VBAC. Let me just get that Operating Room ready while you stay here tethered to the bed with full-time monitoring. Why don't we just get you that epidural now just in case?"

There are only 2 VBAC friendly docs (out of 20) in the practice I'm with now. One has been a great comfort to me, but again it just depends on who is on when the big day comes. I have much more faith in my ability to homebirth than in getting one of the friendly docs.
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I think I've read about your lack of choices on another thread...

What I would opt for if I had the choice would probably be a CNM at a birth center. I don't want a homebirth, but I'd definitely choose a birth center over a hospital. I would go for a CNM, but I don't have access to any (my choices are homebirth MW or hospital and OB).

That said... our hospital is very, very nice (lots of amenities, big jacuzzi tubs, private rooms, telemetry monitoring, good nurse, no "nursery" --> rooming in basically expected, queen-sized PP beds, cloth dipes, etc.). Last time, I got a complimentary PP massage.

My OB practice did well by me last time, so I'm sticking with them again. I feel like they were about as flexible and supportive as drs. can get about VBAC...

Cloth dipes!!!!!! Wow! That's cool!

Yeah, that was me that you read about. It's been a real challenge and culture shock, but I'm overcoming it. I just am incredulous that it's this bad. I had expected some resistence, but it seems that everyone (including other moms) are very medical minded here.
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I had one in August and can attest to how powerful of an experience it was emotionally and physically. It was awesome.

Mom of a 7 yr old, 4 yr old, and 1 yr old. Wow. How did that happen?
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I am pregnant with #4, planning a VBAC with a midwife in July.
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I am due in early April, planning an HBAC!

KK, that's so cool that your hospital support is so great. (Cloth dipes? Queen size pp bed???? WOW) I wish all hospitals were like that! I am very excited about and looking forward to our homebirth, but in a way, I do feel sort of forced into it because the hospital here pays lip service to supporting VBAC, but in reality, the support is minimal. If I was uncomfortable with a homebirth, I would be quite upset with my hospital options. I think it's absurd the way women's choices around this VBAC are becoming more and more limited. : But it is refreshing to hear that not every hospital is going that route.
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I'm 38 weeks and planning a hospital vbac.
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Late coming to the thread, but...I'm planning an HBAC, sometime in the next few weeks.

Best of luck, stayathomecristi, in your search! (Both for a birth situation and a house! )
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