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I'm 12 weeks prego with number 2 and looking for a VBAC.<br><br><br>
I have been seeing Dr. Bentolila up until this point, but now he's told me that he will section me at 39 weeks, and that if I go into labor before that he <i>might</i> let me try to VBAC, but only if I come in over 6 cm. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked"> Not sounding very VBAC friendly, right? And I had several doulas recommend him to me as the VBAC guy.<br><br>
I also visited Lonnie Morris, but to be honest she and I didn't click well. I'm sure she's wonderful at helping to get a baby out, but it makes me wonder if I would be hiding from her and asking her to leave by the time I'm ready to push. She's not exactly warm and fuzzy.<br><br>
So, does anyone have any other suggestions for me? I'm also not sure about Valley as the place to deliver, as they don't have telemetric monitoring and I think that not being able to walk and shower will probably send me to an epidural quickly.<br><br>
What hospitals and OBs/midwives do you recommend?
 

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I have been looking into this for if/when I have a second.<br><br>
Marla Scott at Denville can do VBACs if her Doctors agree (so for breech c-sections, etc.). I've heard great things about her. Fortunately, my story is no good for them so that's out for me.<br><br>
Avalon and One to One at Morristown get okay reviews (from what I've seen) and Morristown has wireless monitoring and a pretty nice facility (that's where my daughter was born).<br><br>
My friend just had an unplanned VBA2C at Morristown with a regular old Ob/Gyn group because she got there at 8cms and the female doctor just went with it.<br><br>
I don't blame you for leaving Bentolila if that's his attitude. I don't get why they behave like this. Am seriously tempted to go back to England for a few months if I have a 2nd, where they'd let me have a HOMEBIRTH! The rules in NJ are daft.<br><br>
I hope someone else who has actually had a VBAC can give you better feedback.
 

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Well, that doctor definitely doesn't sound the *the* VBAC guy. Unfortunately, doctors will change their tune about VBAC very quickly in some cases. Its really sad.<br><br>
Lonnie is a strong personality. If you don't feel like you clicked with her, I would certainly keep looking! I had a midwife that people loved for my first birth (which ended in a c-section). I never clicked with her but people would tell me how wonderful she was. I should have trusted my instincts that said we were not a good match.<br><br>
As far as VBACs, like the pp said, there are the Avalon midwives and One-to-One (although they only have 1 midwife there now) at Morristown. I talked to a woman last year who went to Dr Judy Banks at Morristown who was also open to VBAC (and her birth plan in general). Dr Winesome Parchment at Mountainside is also a very VBAC (and natural birth in general) supportive doctor. There are a couple doctors a little closer that supposedly support VBAC. I have reservations on suggesting them since I'm not really sure what their general attitude about VBAC is but feel free to PM for names! Good luck! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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