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Erin, Catholic mama to three sweet boys: Ambrose (11/06), Peter (3/08), and Joseph (9/10) and a sweet girl, Charlotte (7/12/12).Joyfully expecting #5 April 2014!
Mother of 3, welcomed a new baby girl July 2011
Kara, single mom of 4 girls (5, 8, 16 and 19)
Kids have strokes too!
A c-section is not any less valid a birth choice than a HBAC. The difference is that it is the mother's choice, knowing all the statistics and fear mongering. I've spent the last 2 years researching why VBACs are so much safer than repeat c-sections, so I do know all the risks. But, this still puts me in control, without having to trust that anyone else has my best interest at heart.
Well new update - I apparently can't get the scheduled c-section I wanted either. :
But, now my DH is willing to meet with a midwife and *discuss* a homebirth, which is a HUGE improvement over the situation a few weeks ago.
A friend also recommended a doctor/hospital to me, the doctor is encouraging her to VBAC even though she has zero interest in doing so, and said that the hospital has things like midwives on staff, birthing balls, birthing tubs, etc. So it's worth investigating.