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Old 10-06-2008, 02:39 AM - Thread Starter
 
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My cousin doesn't have MDC and found out she is eight weeks along and does not want a hospital birth, nor an OB for that matter. Does anyone have any midwives that do homebirths and VBAC by any chance? Thanks in advance!
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Unfortunately, VBAC homebirths are illegal in AZ, ridiculous as that is. She would have to do it "under the radar." I don't know of any midwives who would do that, but maybe another member here does? I believe midwives who are NMDs can do them, but I'm not totally sure on that. It is actually not even easy to find a doctor to do a hospital VBAC. I am in Prescott and have a friend who had a home VBAC with an unnamed midwife (she wouldn't tell anyone, to protect the midwife), so it is possible. Best wishes to her!

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Unfortunately, VBAC homebirths are illegal in AZ, ridiculous as that is. She would have to do it "under the radar." I don't know of any midwives who would do that, but maybe another member here does? I believe midwives who are NMDs can do them, but I'm not totally sure on that. It is actually not even easy to find a doctor to do a hospital VBAC. I am in Prescott and have a friend who had a home VBAC with an unnamed midwife (she wouldn't tell anyone, to protect the midwife), so it is possible. Best wishes to her!
Well if your friend ever feels comfortable, I would love it if you PM me, if you please. I'd appreciate it very much. If not, it's okay. I definitely understand the need to protect someone. Thank you!
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It's such a mess.
Call MWs around and see what they can do/advise. Perhaps your friend can plan unassisted CB?

The law needs to change.

Mom to two intact boys, born at home. DS1 11/07, DS2 9/10
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I found out that midwives can lose their license for assisting a vbac whether at home or in a hospital. I would look into naturopathic doctors if i were you. I also HIGHLY recommend 2 resources to help anyone feel more comfortable giving birth at home. One is Ricki Lake's documentary "The Business of Being Born" and the other is Dr. Marsden Wagner's book "Born in the USA". The latter is chock full of statistics showing that it is NOT necessarily safer for a low-risk pregnant woman to give birth in a hospital. There are just too many unnecessary medical interventions being done which have led to our ridiculous national c-section rate (close to 30% now!) Good luck!
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