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So although I do not plan to try for VBAC at the local hospital (where I ended up with a c/s due to ftp), I decided to call to just see IF they even allowed VBACs.<br><br>
I spoke with the head of the maternity ward. She said that VBACs are allowed, although that is not their general practice. It is up to the OB. I asked if she knew of any local OBs that attend VBACs. She said no, not really, at least not any "elective VBACs."<br><br>
So it looks like it is possible to have a VBAC there, as long as it is an emergency VBAC. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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Wow, "elective VBAC's!" That's quite amuzing to phrase it like that, but with their lack of support and rather, "if it happens", that's such an appropriate way to describe it!<br><br>
I guess women who come in pushing are the only ones that VBAC there then huh??? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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"elective VBAC" what does that mean?!??! They will only let you VBAC if it is an "oops" VBAC!?!?<br><br>
Have you spoken with your local ICAN chapter?
 

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"It is up to the OB."<br><br>
LMFAO. Yup, it's up to the OB whether or not you consent to have your stomach sliced open for no good reason.<br><br>
Enjoy your VBAC! <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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That sounds like a de facto ban. They don't ban it, but they don't have docs willing to provide care for a woman choosing it. ICAN keeps a database of hospitals' stances on VBAC. You should check their website and see if your hospital needs updating.
 
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