I am planning a VBAC at a hospital birth center. They have a 12% c-section rate (vs the 35% at other hospitals and nearly all births are attended by midwifes there. VBAC success rates are very high. It's low to no intervention as a general rule and they routinely leave the baby with mom right after birth, skin to skin without washing them off or weighing them or anything for 1-2 hours as the parents want. I will have an AquaDoula tub in the room with us, separate from the bathroom. All rooms are private. Since free standing birth centers in WA don't do VBACs and I am not able to find a provider I really am excited about for a home birth, this is the best option for us. Thankfully I have found a great private practice, independent midwife for prenatal care and to attend the birth. I really am enjoying seeing her for prenatal care and there is a good rapport between both my husband and me and her. When we toured it felt more like a birth center than a hospital. With my son, we were at a big teaching hospital and it was horrible.
Katie, mama to one big boy (6/03) and one little boy (12/08) with a new little one due in Mar 2016.
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