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[COLOR="Navy"]i also spoke to evelyn a few days ago and she mentioned this and said the reason is that her backup doesn't want to 'labor-sit' anymore...i think meaning that if a vbac mom comes in w/ e, the back-up OB has to be there the entire time 'in case'COLOR]
The info I got from Mercy is this:
1. Yes, Lawyer is no longer doing VBACs due to fear of lawsuits.
2. He does very little in the way of bedside practice since he has hired new midwives and an additional physician
Finally a quote from M. Schwarzman Dir. of Child/maternal Health: "There is no policy prohibiting VBACs. Our statistics remain consistent at 24 to 26% successful VBAC each month."
I am not sure how that stacks up to other hospitals but at least Mercy is 'doing' Vbacs.
Hope that helps in some way for moms lookin gto Evelyn for VBACs.