Hi there. Has anyone had a VBAC at Hudson Valley Hospital Center? Who was your provider? What is their protocol for VBAC?
I am considering Hudson Valley for my next pregnancy (not pregnant yet) mainly because they offer water birth. I don't know, though, if I would be permitted because of my previous c-section. I would love to try a homebirth but my husband is not comfortable with that.
How far are you from the Rhinebeck birthing center/cottage? It is hospital run but I have heard great things. Just not sure about their VBAC protocol. If you are willing to consider home birth, River Mountain Midwives with Susan Rannestad makes for an excellent choice. If you have any questions, you can message me and I will forward your contact info to some doulas or midwives in the HV region if I cannot answer :) I do know, however, that it's advised to stay far away from Vassar. They automatically section for any baby estimated to be 10 lbs or more via u/s.
Mom to two kinda-sorta crunchy kidlets
E (c-section) 7/11/10 & O (4 day VBAC!) 7/20/12
EBF, ERF, BW, BLW, NCB, VBAC, NV, BRB, LOL, LMAO, ROFLCOPTER
Albany Doula, a NY Capital Region birth & postpartum doula, birth educator, lactation counselor & placenta encapsulator! albanydoula.net
I use Westchester Medical Practice, http://wmpny.com/obgyn.asp . The doctors and midwives are amazing.