I can't write much because I am at work. I second Dr. Cooksey if you must go the OB/GYN route - he is willing to listen. He was the only one I found in NCC that would "let" me go to 42 weeks with my VBAC. He is supposedly getting VBAC-shy, but I didn't find out for myself because my water broke and nothing happenend - again (this time at 39 weeks instead of 41 - so a second c-section for me). I actually had a doula that is studying to be a midwife - she has even had another client from MDC, and she even said if I had gone with her midwifery instead, I would've had to go to the hospital because my water was broken for too long, so in the end, I'm glad I went with him, since I had to go to the hospital, anyway, but I did "fib" a little about when my water broke - so don't tell him (haha). If you have issues with your water breaking and nothing happening, then I wouldn't go with him because he was getting antsy about infection - he would've had a heart attack if he had know how long it really was broken. At the same time, yes, he was pressuring me, but I also get a strong feeling I could've pushed back, and he would've been nervous, but would've respected my wishes (I didn't push back because even I was getting nervous since it was broken for a while and nothing was happening (after nipple stim. and castor oil)). You might want to look at the midwiferies in the area, but I am pretty sure he is the best OB you are going to find in all of NCC. Sorry this is a bit disjointed and might not make much sense since I am trying to hurry. If you have any other questions, I will try to get on my home computer tonight or tomorrow.
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