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I have had 2 sections. One was with my twins, I was dupped into thinking I had to have one... My second was in stress and after failed biophysical profile and attempted induction for my VBAC, I ended up with emergency csection.<br><br>
I now have 2 under my belt, and I know NO doctor will take me as a vba2c. I am having ALOT of trouble finding midwives in Michigan. Do all midwives do vba2c? Or just certain ones? I have looked on ICAN website, but the girl from our area has yet to get back with me. I am not pregnant yet, but want to have things set before I get pregnant again <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I want to have 10 kids <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> And I cant if I have another csection, the risks of having 10 csections is high, and very low for vba2c, which is why I dont understand doctors not wanting to do them.<br><br>
If anyone from Michigan has any info , please share. I want a natural, vaginal birth. I dont care if it is at home, or a birthing center. I just DONT want to be cut. I want to walk after. I will travel pretty far for care if I have too. This is very important to me. Please help <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Thanks in advance!<br><br>
Erika
 

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I would take you on.<br>
Good Luck
 

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Sure you're a candidate! When I get preg. I will be planning a VBA4C! It took me MONTHS of really searching to find a mw, GA is birth hostile to the max! But I did, and so will you. Joining ICAN was a great 1st step. Also try posting in "Finding your Tribe." <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> You'll find someone...good luck! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Good luck mama!<br><br>
And don't rule out OBs or other care providers (though I can understand wanting to go with a midwife!)...in my region there are a few OBs who will attend mamas with multi-c/s but no midwives willing to do so.<br><br>
Checking with ICAN and in the Tribal section here at mdc is a wonderful place to start. Also, you might have some luck with a local LLL group or AP group. And if you have a really crunchy ped or know of a local hospital with a good reputation for VBAC or natural birth the staff there may be able to help you find someone.<br><br>
So good luck and welcome to MDC!
 

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my "midwife" was a Dr... a D.O. shes amazing. I was a VBA4C and my birth ROCKED. My doc wasnt even scared when baby was breech near the end (she did flip though). I used Dr Kathy Kleinert in Livonia. If you're nowhere near metro Detroit she might be able to suggest someone in your area. She was exactly what I needed... calm, caring, confident.
 

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what city are you in? i'm in lansing. i know most midwives will allow vba2c. mine's name is kate mazzara. my ob in okemos is dr russel. she had a vbac herself. i never got around to asking her if she did vba2c but it wouldnt hurt to ask. really you can tell them up front you want a vbac and see what they say or you can lie and say you want a section then "change your mind" at the end of the pregnancy. but i dont believe a michigan ob will force you into a section without a medical need if you blatantly say " i do not consent to another cesarian"
 

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I am using the same midwife as geckoed.<br><br>
I also interviewed 2 other midwives that would have taken me after I have had 2 sections... and I transferred after 32 weeks.<br><br>
I am in the metro detroit area.
 

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No, but they might kick you out with 30 days notice if they know too soon...<br><br>
I did that twice this pregnancy... stupid me! Well, not stupid, it is working out for the best!!!
 

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I am in MI, in the Grand Rapids area. I had 2 homebirths. LOVE my midwife. If you're in this area, you could consult her (and she you). She's with Birth Song Midwifery in Grand Rapids. She's in the phone book. Good luck! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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