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(crossposted in vbac forum) I am looking for a midwife who has experience with multiple vbacs. Someone who has a high success rate with vbacs and really feels comfortable doing it.<br><br>
I would prefer to find someone in Florida or NY.... but at this point I can't be too picky so it really doesn't matter "where" - as long as she knows what she's doing, kwim?<br><br>
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I pm'd ya with 2 names in FL.
 

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My midwife will take VBACs of any number. I know she fairly recently had a successful VBA4C<br><br>
She's in Houston. PM me if you want more info.<br><br>
-Angela
 

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I know Nancy Wainer Cohen, midwife and author of Silent Knife, takes multiple c-sec clients: <a href="http://www.birthdaymidwifery.com/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.birthdaymidwifery.com/index.html</a> She is in MA.
 

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PM me. I'm in NY (not the city and my midwife (amazing) would take you on if you were planning to be near enough to where she practices...
 

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I have recieved quite a few referrals to midwives that can do vba3c. And another question comes to mind: What are they like???<br><br>
Would you say crunchy, crispy, semi-medicalized or medicalized???<br>
Hands-on, hands-off, by the book or laid back?<br><br>
Any other forms of describing them would really be helpful since I can't meet them in person until my last trimester when I travel down to their location.
 

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I would suggest asking about the individual midwives in the Finding Your Tribe forums for each area.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I have recieved quite a few referrals to midwives that can do vba3c. And another question comes to mind: What are they like???<br><br>
Would you say crunchy, crispy, semi-medicalized or medicalized???<br>
Hands-on, hands-off, by the book or laid back?<br><br>
Any other forms of describing them would really be helpful since I can't meet them in person until my last trimester when I travel down to their location.</div>
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Mine is crunchy (but I wouldn't say MEGA crunchy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> she does have plastic toys and sesame street puzzles for the sibs to play with) and not at all medicalized. Very hands-off. She had her babies UC.<br><br>
Feel free to ask any specific questions.<br><br>
-Angela
 

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One note about the farm---when i called they turned me away because I have had so many cesareans. I am not sure why, maybe its different now. Just FYI.
 

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A lady had a VBA3C in Morgantown, WV last year. The photo montage of her story made the rounds in MW & doula circles. If I remember correctly, she had 2 or 3 MWs present including one retired who came out of retirement just for this amazing case. She even made it after something like 10 or 13 days after SROM.<br><br>
She had her slideshow montage on Onetruemedia.com but I don't know how to search on it & can't find it. Maybe someone can find it who knows how to search better than I do.<br><br>
HTH.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">A lady had a VBA3C in Morgantown, WV last year. The photo montage of her story made the rounds in MW & doula circles. If I remember correctly, she had 2 or 3 MWs present including one retired who came out of retirement just for this amazing case. She even made it after something like 10 or 13 days after SROM.<br><br>
She had her slideshow montage on Onetruemedia.com but I don't know how to search on it & can't find it. Maybe someone can find it who knows how to search better than I do.<br><br>
HTH.</div>
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ETA Her name was Theresa or Teresa (the mother, not the MW).
 

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Yes, that story is sooo inspiring! Here it is:<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.onetruemedia.com/otm_site/view_shared?p=2a4e81fbf0f66accb8afce" target="_blank">http://www.onetruemedia.com/otm_site...f0f66accb8afce</a>
 

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I am not usually one to get teary about birth stories but that totally got me choked up!<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Yes, that story is sooo inspiring! Here it is:<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.onetruemedia.com/otm_site/view_shared?p=2a4e81fbf0f66accb8afce" target="_blank">http://www.onetruemedia.com/otm_site...f0f66accb8afce</a></div>
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I am in NY state (western NY) and i am having a HBAC... i know one CNM who cannot take a first time VBAC client b/c of her WPA with OB's...but her assistant (who is a CPM, not CNM) flies under the radar when she needs to, but you still have the knowledge base of the CNM as an unofficial consultant... she just cannot put her name on anything official if it is a first time attempt at a home VBAC (they've never indicated to me whether multiple c/s were an issue or not) But they are both so super cool and sweet...the one is a little crunchier than the other, but i think they balance out really well. They mostly serve the amish community, so they are very cool with being VERY hands-off if that is what mom wants. They told DH and i that if we wanted them to go sit in the LR while we birthed our baby together, that they would be totally cool with that and just down the hall if we needed them--or they would be right there doing whatever was going to make me feel safest and most supported/empowered. They have never 'ordered' a test for me, although they present it as an option and one of them even gave me a little 'hurray' when i opted my soon-to-be newborn out of most of the screening test..<br><br>
PM me and i can give you the info if you would like! The worst they say is no...and there ARE under the radar options for you in this area of NY (most of our MW and HB stuff is underground around here!)
 
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