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Hi there....<br><br>
I had my first 3 babies delivered via c/section....The first one being an emergency c/section because the baby was in distress... the next 2 were scheduled c/sections that were scheduled because I had already had one c/section. I was never really offered the chance to have a VBAC.<br><br>
This time I want to try for a VBAC. The practice where I am currently receiving my care does not seem to want to support this. In fact, one of the doctors laughed at me when I mentioned I was considering a VBAC. I know that some hospitals won't even allow VBAC's anymore, and maybe I am considered a higher risk because I have had 3 prior c/sections....but I am hoping there is someone out there that can give me some suggestions on what hospital or doctor/midwife may support my plan to attempt a VBAC....I live in Stow, Ma and am looking for somewhere somewhat close. Thanks!
 

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Heyla! I'm glad you found the mdc community... I know there will be a lot of sympathy and support for you here, and info that might improve your chances of a vbac. You're right that in a climate where so many providers and medical centers refuse to attend vbacs, finding a provider that will attend a vba3c is a challenge!<br><br>
I'm moving this thread to the Finding Your Tribe forum so other mamas in MA can see it. But do check out our VBAC forum and the I'm Pregnant due date clubs. Hang in there and good luck!
 

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Mama, I am sorry to say you will be hard pressed to find a hospital based provider to attend your vbac after 3 c/s. There may be hope...I seem to recall a doc or two who attend vbac after 2 c/s in Worcester. I would ask Joyce Kimball, CPM, she will have names for you. Her contact info is at <a href="http://mothering.com/discussions/www.massmidwives.org" target="_blank">www.massmidwives.org</a><br><br>
You may find a homebirth midwife who will serve you and you can find them at the above massmidwives link, that would be your best shot at a vbac, having a homebirth. The hospital will probably go for a section for very little reason believing that you are very high risk.<br><br>
You can get support through International Cesarean Awareness Network...google them...there is a new group that just formed in the boston area that you could go to for support, if you don't already know about them. There are soooo many great stories of vbacs after multiple c/s on line and the VBAC forum here at MDC is also great for support!!!<br><br>
Good luck!
 

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The only hospital south of Boston that still allows VBACs is South Shore Hospital. I don't know about west and north of the city.<br><br>
However, I don't think that you're going to find anyone reputable who will allow a VBA3C. 2 seems to be the limit that everyone I know was told, and after that there is too much scar tissue and too high a chance of rupture.
 

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Hi there mommasita! AFA OB/GYN at Emerson Hospital support VBACs. Dr. Balcomb and her midwife Sherri work excellently together and will help you acheive whatever type of birth you want....They are fantastic... Myself and 2 of my very good friends have had our babies with them and we are all so happy and grateful for their patience and acceptance of our birth plans....The nurses at Emerson Hospital are also very supportive....Good Luck in your search....
 

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St. Vincents in Worcester allows VBACS, not sure about after multiple c/s. COntact the midwives at Fallon Clinic (they are in Worcester Medical Center which is the same building as St. V's) and ask them. Louisa was the best!
 

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Yes! A good friend of mine just had a VBAC at Beverly 3 weeks ago. She worked with the Birth Center midwives, had a doula and all went well.
 

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I agree your best bet is a homebirth midwife. I don't know of any hospitals that will allow a VBAC after 3 csections.<br><br>
Oh and a new metrowest chapter of ICAN just opened up, they meet in Westford, this is the Yahoo group. <a href="http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/ICANofMiddlesexCounty/?yguid=299758502" target="_blank">http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group...guid=299758502</a><br><br>
Good luck!
 

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Fallon has midwives?? Interesting.
 
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