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I am looking for a midwife who has experience with multiple vbacs. Someone who has a high success rate with vbacs and really feels comfortable doing it.

I would prefer to find someone in Florida or NY.... but at this point I can't be too picky so it really doesn't matter "where" - as long as she knows what she's doing, kwim?

Help!
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What do you think about st. louis?
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also, do you want hbac or hospital vbac?
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MommyDOK- sure St Louis sound great. ANYWHERE!! I mean it.

But NO NO NO, not in a hospital, please.
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ive heard that nancy wainer cohen attends multiple sectioned women, and i think the farm may as well.

http://www.birthdaymidwifery.com/
http://www.thefarm.org/midwives/index.html
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oh wow. multiple sectioned women. what? it's late, i'm pregnant, and up making a pizza for no apparent reason.
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Actually, i don't think they attend more than a vba1c at the Farm. IIRC, from Ina May's Guide to Childbirth, they can attend vba2+c at the local hospital there with you and once you have had one successful vbamc, they can attend you at the Farm.

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Are you looking to travel to the midwife, or have the midwife travel to you?

I know midwives out here (in Oregon) who would do it, I think.

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I know a lot of midwives do them in New Mexico. I guess NM is where a lot of Midwives do their MW training and you should google them. Another Midwive told me this who could not take me for legal reasons but said I need to search NM. I would look into Oregon and Washington. I have heard some of the MW there will for sure.

I was almost in your situation, but I found a doctor. I was going to travel to the farm or NM.

Good luck! Dont give up! If you want it bad enough it will come to you!

 

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Thank you all for the referrals. Please send more. I am still searching for a midwife so keep them coming.

Reha- I am willing to travel OR have the midwife come to me. It doesn't matter although it will be a bit of a hassel traveling with the whole family but "ya' gotta do what ya' gotta do, right?"
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I would contact Nancy Wainer in Boston. Being the vbac goddess that she is, she will likely know which midwives are doing this around the country. Her email used to be (don't know if its current or not) pregNANCY@aol.com. But MANA or NARM could probably put the mama in touch with her if that doesn't work.
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Dr Kathy Kleinert in Livonia MI is a D.O. who offers midwifery services. She attended my HVBA4C in March w/o hesitation. She was 100% comfortable with it, and didn't even flinch when baby was still breech at 37 weeks. She was AWESOME and has attended at least one other VBA4C. She has worked in Africa as well and is highly experienced.
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Dr Kathy Kleinert in Livonia MI is a D.O. who offers midwifery services. She attended my HVBA4C in March w/o hesitation. She was 100% comfortable with it, and didn't even flinch when baby was still breech at 37 weeks. She was AWESOME and has attended at least one other VBA4C. She has worked in Africa as well and is highly experienced.
Wow, that is awesome! Now why aren't there more midwives like her?
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Dr. Kleinert actually trained as a midwife first, if I am remembering correctly.

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I have recieved quite a few referrals to midwives that can do vba3c. And another question comes to mind: What are they like???

Would you say crunchy, crispy, semi-medicalized or medicalized???
Hands-on, hands-off, by the book or laid back?

Any other forms of describing them would really be helpful since I can't meet them in person until my last trimester when I travel down to their location.
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Dr. Kleinert actually trained as a midwife first, if I am remembering correctly.
she did, she was a midwife for years before medical school. I found other people gave me less grief when I could say "my Dr says..." and she says she has an easier time if she needs to transfer someone now that she's a Dr. She had one c/s herself (prolapsed cord I think) so knows what a real emergency is. She's not crunchy IMO, more.. crispy? pretty laid back. She's calm, confident, she was exactly what I needed... but everyone has different needs. She "grew on me" and by delivery I loved her completely.
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