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Forum: VBAC   05-26-2011, 05:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,242
Posted By GOPLawyer
IIRC, the study that showed a rupture rate of...

IIRC, the study that showed a rupture rate of around 10 or so percent (I don't recall the exact stat) included dehiscences (windows) in the rupture group so that study isn't a true picture of the...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   04-19-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,653
Posted By GOPLawyer
This absolutely breaks my heart.  I pray, pray...

This absolutely breaks my heart.  I pray, pray pray that Karen's lawyer is able to get a good jury.  It is NOT illegal for a MW to attend a breech homebirth in VA.
 
The potential implications to...
Forum: Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky   04-12-2011, 02:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,454
Posted By GOPLawyer
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Quote:Originally Posted by professormama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky   04-10-2011, 09:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,454
Posted By GOPLawyer
I'm going to have to disagree with the...

I'm going to have to disagree with the description of McLean.  Yes, part of it is exactly as described (the Tysons section) but the majority of it is filled with housing (and trees).  There are...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-09-2011, 01:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,407
Posted By GOPLawyer
If I could not not find a HCP that I trusted, I...

If I could not not find a HCP that I trusted, I would consider it (of course, if I found such a person, I wouldn't have to lie).  I certainly understand lying to a HCP due to our current medical...
Forum: Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky   03-24-2011, 10:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,454
Posted By GOPLawyer
Have you considered moving farther out and using...

Have you considered moving farther out and using the train to commute to DC?
 
There are definitely people who fit your description (there is a fabulous babywearing group w/ lots of awesome Mamas)...
Forum: Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky   03-14-2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 412
Posted By GOPLawyer
If she shows up in labor 1) they cannot legally...

If she shows up in labor 1) they cannot legally turn her away (EMTALA); and 2) they cannot force her to have a c/s (w/o a court order which is really rare)...she must first consent.  If the OB dumps...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-10-2011, 09:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 452
Posted By GOPLawyer
You are absolutely not bugging them!  Go for it!...

You are absolutely not bugging them!  Go for it! :-)
Forum: Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky   03-09-2011, 09:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 438
Posted By GOPLawyer
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Quote:Originally Posted by Kohlimom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-03-2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 674
Posted By GOPLawyer
BTW....does she have a doula?  It's not too late...

BTW....does she have a doula?  It's not too late and it sounds like an especially good idea to have one w/ this particular practice.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-03-2011, 12:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 674
Posted By GOPLawyer
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Quote:Originally Posted by Jane93 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: VBAC   02-26-2011, 12:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 558
Posted By GOPLawyer
This is AWESOME!  Love it!  Thanks for posting! ...

This is AWESOME!  Love it!  Thanks for posting!  Definitely spreading the love w/ this one.
Forum: VBAC   02-25-2011, 11:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 13,172
Posted By GOPLawyer
It's been a while since doing the research but...

It's been a while since doing the research but IIRC, the (scant) research I found said that a thick uterine wall was a good predictor of a uterus that will not rupture.  However, a thin uterus was...
Forum: Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky   02-19-2011, 08:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,150
Posted By GOPLawyer
I don't know what it is about WCP but there is...

I don't know what it is about WCP but there is such a wide variety of experiences.  We just signed a release form for not-vaxing and they never even asked about vit. K.  However, this is not the...
Forum: VBAC   02-16-2011, 09:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,951
Posted By GOPLawyer
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Quote:Originally Posted by gingerbane http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: VBAC   02-15-2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,951
Posted By GOPLawyer
WRT The Farm - it is my understanding they won't...

WRT The Farm - it is my understanding they won't do VBACs w/o a prior vaginal birth. :-(
 
I would definitely ask about a HCP in the Tribe area.  Someone there might know of a MW or OB that is...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-05-2011, 08:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 802
Posted By GOPLawyer
Just refuse the c/s.  The choice belongs to...

Just refuse the c/s.  The choice belongs to you...not them.  There is no "let". 
Forum: VBAC   02-01-2011, 06:30 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,833
Posted By GOPLawyer
You don't need an excuse.  Just don't...

You don't need an excuse.  Just don't schedule/consent.  If you do not consent, they cannot give you a c/s.  YOU get to decide.  YOU are the one with the power to say "No".  YOU get to make the...
Forum: VBAC   01-31-2011, 07:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,661
Posted By GOPLawyer
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Forum: VBAC   01-26-2011, 03:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,661
Posted By GOPLawyer
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Quote:Originally Posted by CookAMH http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1293804/how-common-is-uterine-rupture#post_16216556)...
Forum: VBAC   01-25-2011, 08:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,111
Posted By GOPLawyer
WRT the ring of fire...maybe I'm just weird or...

WRT the ring of fire...maybe I'm just weird or maybe it's that I fought so hard for it as a VBA2C but...I didn't think it was that bad.  In fact, I thought it was really kinda cool. lol  I will...
Forum: VBAC   01-25-2011, 07:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,661
Posted By GOPLawyer
Yep...there is about a 99.5% chance you uterus...

Yep...there is about a 99.5% chance you uterus will hold up just fine. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-23-2011, 08:25 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,967
Posted By GOPLawyer
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Quote:Originally Posted by swede http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1292793/why-so-frustrating/40#post_16207436)


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Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-22-2011, 10:34 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,967
Posted By GOPLawyer
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Quote:Originally Posted by happysmileylady http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-22-2011, 10:19 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,967
Posted By GOPLawyer
As to the OP...   I completely understand...

As to the OP...
 
I completely understand where you are coming from.  There are so many times I want to bang my head on the wall (or keyboard) in frustration.  However, I've been on both sides so...
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