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Old 02-29-2008, 08:30 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I just returned from my appointment with the first doctor that I was going to talk to about assisting with a vba2c. I was sure that he wouldn't be supportive, but he was! He actually made me feel very comfortable. He is a family practice doctor here in our small town, and there was only one other option for me, so I feel very lucky.

He just said that it was most important to him that his patients understand risks and benefits, and then make their own decisions. He also understood why I did not want to have a third cesarean, and he said that my other two cesareans were for reasons that will most likely not repeat.

He actually seemed so laid back about it that I almost wonder if it's too good to be true! But I'm just happy that I found someone so quickly that I didn't have to fight with at all.

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congrats! I too am hoping vba2c, (7dpo and waiting to test we're switching to a new family doc and I didn't even think of using him in terms of pregnancy/birth assistance. I was worried my only choice for future births would be UC and while an option, I'm just not there yet. Good Luck with the laid back doc!
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YAY!!! i wish all providers would understand thing like that.
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Awesome, mama! Have you checked out hospital policies though? Just asking cause he may be all for your vba2c, but the hospital may not be...

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Oh wow! It's hard enough to find a dr around here willing to do a vbac... couldn't imagine finding one willing to do a vba2c. I think you're pretty lucky!

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Awesome, mama! Have you checked out hospital policies though? Just asking cause he may be all for your vba2c, but the hospital may not be...
Currently the hospital does do vbacs, though not very many. This is a small town that has about 110 births per year total at the hospital. And most women around here don't request vbacs, or they go to anchorage. But this doc does them at the hospital infrequently, so so far he hasn't had a problem. The doc did say that the hospital could decide not to do vbacs and then of course there wouldn't be anything he could do. But I kind of think that is unlikely, especially since the hospital up the road just recently became more vbac friendly. :

The hospital could be against vba2c, but I think there may be some kind of waiver I could sign that acknowledges the risks. It's definitely still early, and things could change, that's for sure... I hope not, though.

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