So glad you found someone you're comfortable with. If I were you I would read through the vbac forums a bit to find some questions to ask the dr. so you don't end up with any nasty surprises. A few that come to mind:
1. do you insist on inducing?
2. how far past my due date do you "allow?"
3. what is your opinion on size of baby w/regard to safety of delivery (i.e., is he going to tell you your baby is 8 lbs. and that you have to induce "now.").
4. can you move around in labor or do you "have" to have the monitors strapped to you while you lay/recline in bed?
I found a supportive OB but I am still contemplating on having a home birth. I am more scared of stepping foot inside of a hospital right now. I feel like this is my last chance to get it right. Thanks for those questions I will write them down and ask him. I met with a few doctors, and this doctor was the only one who never questioned my research, never gave me any scare tactics about uterine rupture. He just said "seems like your very well informed" and "If you do decide to go with me I will personally have to be at your delivery becuase I don't want my partners to be uncomfortable with your situation." I thought that this sounds great but I know I need to have a game plan in mind in case he changes his mind on me lase minute.
Laureng22K..just wanted to find out if you ever decided on a VBAC2C doc in GR area. I am looking for one too. I think I may have found one in Lansing area, but in case..could you please advise on who you went with. Thanks.
As for vbac docs, there are a few, but the problem is that their partners aren't necessarily supportive. And hospitals are becoming more anti-vbac by the minute here, and the VBAC supportive docs are getting frustrated by the obstacles put up by hospitals. It is really
These are probably the only Drs. I'd feel comfortable with (by reputation, I haven't used them personally) in GR if I was going to set foot in the hospital. (Well, there's also my family practitioner that caught ds1, but I don't know if she can do VBACs). But I would make sure they would be willing to come in for me even if they're not on call.
Dr. Taylor (actually out of Zeeland, I believe)
Melissa , wife to Tom , mom to The Baron , the Bean , Little Bear , and Baby Beaver
I know this is old but when I was looking to deliver at Spectrum the ONLY dr that would take me for a VBA2C was Dr. Anderson-Zetye. She is an awsome Dr. and really treated me like an educated individual. I couldn't be happier with her prenatal. Unfortunately she was out of the country during the birth.
I am editing to say that a lot of Dr.s in GR are VBAC friendly and not VBA2C, so you really have to be careful how you ask your questions. Also, I'd like to add that Dr. Anderson was the only Dr. who personally called me back to answer my questions. I thought that was just awesome since every nurse I talked to had their own opinion on vbac that they liked to voice.
I'd also like to invite anyone looking for resources and information to join the Michigan Natural Parenting Forum. We have a very active GR group with lots of information and support, including a lot of homebirthers.