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I had both my babies after telling my body it was time and I was ready. I believe in your body and the strenght you have to get the birth you want. Lay down, release your fears, and let that baby come join us all out here! You can do this.
 

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My CNM gave me an induction date when I was 12 days post-dated, and it irked me at the time, but she said later that she thinks giving a deadline, psychologically gets mothers communicating with their babies that time is of the essence. I wouldn't have gone in for the induction, but she said she has never had to induce using that tactic. I think it's kind of crappy anyway. FTW, she is a VERY NO-LOW intervention midwife, and I wish she would do homebirths, darn it. But since SHE's not we're planning a UC this time.

Well, you have some time. With HBA2C I wouldn't do cohoshes or castor oil, but I also wouldn't go in for the C-Sec. I would just show up at the hospital when I went into labor really progresse labor, and refuse a section. Or I would just have a UC
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Good Luck to you. Sending LOTS of labor vibes your way. Lots of sex and walking. And you know what they say about the benefits of the prostaglandin hormone ingested orally
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I'm so sorry you've been put in such a hard spot!
I too believe that you can do this, and that you must, above all other factors, trust your instincts on this one.

I wonder if maybe it would be possible to give the mw student a call and ask her privately if she'd be willing to doula for you? I dunno if that would be putting her in a tough spot with her mentor, but since you feel a connection with her, maybe it'd be something she'd be willing to consider in an unofficial capacity? That might be enough to keep your aunt happy.

But whatever happens, you have a bunch of us in your corner! I'm so proud of you/inspired by your strength in standing against what would be easier (since I'm sure by this time you are beyond ready to be holding that sweet little one!) to do what you know is right.


Blessings,
 

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Mama, come on over to the UC forum. There's lots of support there.


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but she said later that she thinks giving a deadline, psychologically gets mothers communicating with their babies that time is of the essence. I wouldn't have gone in for the induction, but she said she has never had to induce using that tactic.
: Talk about power structure.
 

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I wonder if maybe it would be possible to give the mw student a call and ask her privately if she'd be willing to doula for you? I dunno if that would be putting her in a tough spot with her mentor, but since you feel a connection with her, maybe it'd be something she'd be willing to consider in an unofficial capacity? That might be enough to keep your aunt happy.
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Good Luck to you. Sending LOTS of labor vibes your way. Lots of sex and walking. And you know what they say about the benefits of the prostaglandin hormone ingested orally
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I think a man came up with that one......
 

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Is your midwife licensed? Is that the reason for her feeling uncomfortable about attending your birth after 42 weeks? Maybe her rules say she can't?

Has she tried to strip your membranes while using evening primrose oil? I know that can work if your mw knows what she's doing and if your body is teetering on the edge. I completely agree with not doing anything like the cohoshes and castor oil, but what about homeopathics? My mw suggests some that can work and should be gentle enough even though you are a vbac.

It's great that you have such faith in your body and in this process.

have you looked into other mw's in your area that my be okay with letting you go further?
 

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I was under the impression that in some states with licensend and regulated Midwives they had to discontinue services at 42 weeks due to liablity issues.

You can do it. Have the student assistant act as your doula. It sounds like it will all work out great. I can understand that it feels like after these 9 months you are being abandoned because of some arbitrary date but she likely has no choice.
 

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I was under the impression that in some states with licensend and regulated Midwives they had to discontinue services at 42 weeks due to liablity issues.
In that case, it should be discussed well before 41 weeks. I'm well aware that my MW cannot attend my birth if I go past 42 weeks (I'm not due until November). I also know that if it were an issue, we would be re-evaluating the due date and verifying that it is as accurate as possible. LMP is *not* incredibly accurate for determining dates.
 

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Sending you lots of labor vibes! And this is a little ot but seriously, talk to your little one and ask him.her to come out into this beautiful world of ours. FOr my dd#2 I was "late". My Mom was flying in that day and she was NOT NOT NOT supportive of my choice to home/waterbirth. I woke up that morning at 3am with contractions. I gave birth as my Mom was getting on the plane to come out!
I talked to Devin the night before and stroked my belly telling her how I longer to meet her and how having Grandma there was simply NOT an option. SHe must have thought about it for a few hours and decided to come on out! Good luck and where are you in AZ? I am in Phoenix so pm me if you need support, food, whatever...
 

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would you and your MW be comfortable with a compromise? what about getting non-stress tests and/or biophysical profiles every couple of days? she could even do a non-stress test with her doppler.
 

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would you and your MW be comfortable with a compromise? what about getting non-stress tests and/or biophysical profiles every couple of days? she could even do a non-stress test with her doppler.
This is what I was thinking.
 

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Thanks Stephanie! I have been talking to the babe. Telling him/her I am ready to meet her. That he/she will be coming to mommy and daddy who will love him/her very much, etc. Maybe I need to have a serious talk!

As for the NST...my midwife did one w/her doppler the other night and said the baby sounded PERFECT! I can't just go anywhere and get a bio profile b/c of my situation. The midwife had made up her mind...didn't tell anyone until that night and gave 2 days notice. Period! I asked about a refund and she is giving me a partial.
that may fall under pt abandonment if she really didnt say anything about a 42 wk deadline before. unless she is transferring you to her backup ob.

eta in fl we are not legally allowed to attend women past 42 weeks unless we get an OB to sign off.
 

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that may fall under pt abandonment if she really didnt say anything about a 42 wk deadline before. unless she is transferring you to her backup ob.

eta in fl we are not legally allowed to attend women past 42 weeks unless we get an OB to sign off.
ladybugchild...still here...no labor yet!
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Oh January! My heart sank when I saw this was your post.

Have you tried contacting any other MWs? It is illegal in AZ for them to assist a VBAC, but I don't get why she's dropping you after going out on a limb to begin with? That really is a huge bummer.

Is there anything you need? Anything moving along?
 
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