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I just had my yearly check-up I'm not pregnant and not the "planning" kind so not sure about the "whens". Anyways, my doctor used to do VBAC's up until this year. The hospital just forbid them unless you've had a previous vaginal birth. He dosen't agree with this, but what can he do? The most he's done was VBA5C. I would be VBA3C. He said I would have been a good candidate, but for my last but I ended up having a lot of placenta problems and my placenta was growing into my scar pretty badly and I am lucky to have not needed a hysterectomy. But he thinks my uterus itself is just fine and would never put a restriction on how many pregnancies I go through. He is just delivering a 11th c/s this month, but that is besides the point. I really like this doc, he also said I could wait until the very end of labor to come in, when its too late for a section to get past the hospital policy. But with my last complications he would be worried about that or me doing a HB, but he realizes a lot of women have no other option these days with all of the law suits and hospitals forbiding them. I'm so confused and don't know why I'm posting this, but just need to get it out. I think I will still interview a mw or two, but I think that will make me even more confused <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: .
 

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what city are you in? when i read your post i assumed you were in florida but i saw michigan and i was shocked. i know two women who had vba4cs in michgian with doctors! one was this past febrruary (livonia) and one was last summer(grand rapids) so i think michigan docs are pretty vbac friendly. what hospital is this, can you pick another hospital. but you should also interview midwives heres a directory <a href="http://onyx-ii.com/michiganmidwives/directory.cfm" target="_blank">http://onyx-ii.com/michiganmidwives/directory.cfm</a>
 

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Thanks for the responses. I have email one midwife so far, waiting for a response. I REALLY like my doctor, I LOVE the idea of HB and wish I had done it with my first, so I don't know. I wish I could just get some peace, I'm not even pregnant yet, but I just want peace in whatever I do.<br>
I feel like I am a bad decsion maker when it comes to this stuff.<br>
I WISH I had stuck it out the times I was in labor, I wish I had picked other birth attendents, I feel like I always do the wrong thing, so I feel like if I want a HB, I should do another hospital birth. I know that is a really dumb and immature way to look at it, but I just feel like I always do the wrong thing when it comes to birth, which is why I am trying to figure this out now when I have a clearer head. So anyways, thanks.
 

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These policies really suck. I don't know what else to say.<br><br>
I had one c-section and then a HBAC. Our hospital had also banned VBACs but I would have chosen a home birth anyway.<br><br>
It seems like a lot of crap to go through just to get what is normal and right. I don't think I could put up with that when I'm supposed to be focused internally. Having to fight with <i>care providers</i> seems ridiculous.
 

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I am also in Michigan. I haven't had an easy time getting a vbac friendly doctor this time around. Even with a previous vbac. I am going with a doctor who does homebirths (the one in Livonia, I believe the same one that ebony mentioned) but honestly I called tons of places, and no one wanted to help me unless I would consent to a section. I even spoke to a midwife who works with a liberal doctor (he does breech deliveries) near me, and she said that her own sister was trying to get a vba2c and called many, many doctors trying to get someone to take her. She ended up homebirthing.<br><br>
Maybe it is different in different areas, but I have found that Michigan is (albeit slowly), following the trends throughout our country.<br><br>
Good luck!!
 

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Yeah, I think your right. This is the first year I've run into this. I mean my last two births were planned VBAC's two different doctors neither of them had a problem taking me. And now, this year, things have changed <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> . Its so sad. A whole country full of women having to suffer in silence, what will this mean for the future?
 
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