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<p>so.... the practice that I went to with my son, and the one I have been going to with dd doesn't seem too vbac friendly. They agreed to tol, but the dr just seems skeptical.</p>
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<p>I loved the hospital that I delivered at with my son, baby friendly, no nursery, the baby never left our sight, no visiting hours, etc. All of which was very important since I ended up staying there for four days.</p>
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<p>The ICAN website recommended a doc, he seems much more open to vbac; and to talking to us about risk etc. I'm not sure about the hospital, but pray that I'll not have to stay very long this time. My first real appointment with new doc is today.... wish me luck!</p>
 

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<p>good luck. I am over 36 weeks and still looking for another provider because my current one is now making me jump through hopes for a vbac, even though everything has been fine.</p>
 

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<p>Last time, for my VBAC, I switched from an OB to a homebirth midwife at 30 weeks, for the same reasons: the happy rhetoric of the "pro-VBAC" female OB started changing to all the hoops I would have to jump through and the stars being perfectly aligned, and I HAD to go into labor BEFORE 40 weeks or else my uterus would explode (and she gave me a horror story she had watched on film... in her training aka brainwashing), and the final straw was her telling me how they induced on VBAC "all the time" and how safe it was (yet how DANGERGOUS it was to just remain pregnant because 40 weeks is the End of Days?!)</p>
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<p>Needless to say, I split, and went on to have a healthy, happy, 10 lb HBAC. Had never pushed a baby out before (nor even had spontaneous labor) and it was easier than the 38-week induction had been that only made it to 4 cm, before, that ended in cesarean.</p>
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<p>By the way, my son came into the world at 41 weeks, 5 days AFTER the LMP EDD, and  days AFTER the ultrasound-adjusted 40 weeks. He was also, despite his size, born en caul, which undoubtedly made it easier to push him out. (I had a midwife with "skilled hands but knows how to sit on them" who unlike OBs, doesn't consider the membranes some threat that she has to eradicate at first opportunity, thus an easier birth for me!)</p>
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<p>Anyway, getting ready for my second planned homebirth in a couple weeks or whenever baby decides to come, and hope and wish for every other VBAC mama, just the fair chance to give birth without being interfered with by harmful obstetric beliefs and routines. None of us demands guarantees, all we ask for is the fair and even chance, the chance to let nature take its course, and the chance to give birth physiologically and with positive support from someone who knows and trusts birth, who won't interfere with the process needlessly or create an aura of panic or doubt.</p>
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<p>My midwife said this about home VBAC (which she has attended plenty of... anyone want to move to Maine?): "So long as it's a healthy pregnancy and no one messes with the labor, it's just another birth!"</p>
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<p>Hoping that you all also find your way to a caregiver who will genuinely support you.</p>
 

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I have to laugh, my current medwife told me if I went into early labor, there was a chance of UR, or if I went overdue, there was a chance of UR, so apparently, the uterine scar knows when it's 39-40 weeks and is okay and won't rupture then, but any other time - watch out!</p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>crunchynerd</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1285618/changing-providers-at-34-weeks#post_16122506"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Last time, for my VBAC, I switched from an OB to a homebirth midwife at 30 weeks, for the same reasons: the happy rhetoric of the "pro-VBAC" female OB started changing to all the hoops I would have to jump through and the stars being perfectly aligned, and I HAD to go into labor BEFORE 40 weeks or else my uterus would explode (and she gave me a horror story she had watched on film... in her training aka brainwashing), and the final straw was her telling me how they induced on VBAC "all the time" and how safe it was (yet how DANGERGOUS it was to just remain pregnant because 40 weeks is the End of Days?!)</p>
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