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I had my first baby via emergency c-section at St. Luke's Roosevelt. I had a beautiful natural labor and everything was going well until they broke my water to "move things along" after 2 hours of pushing with no progression. Baby went into fetal distress, and they cut him out. My OB told me he was slightly transverse and that's why he wasn't descending. In retrospect, I think I started pushing too early, before I was ready, and that this led to the cascade of problems. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">:<br><br>
Anyway, I'm not even TTC yet, but would like to find a care provider sooner rather than later so that I can start going to her for well woman visits and develop a rapport.<br><br>
I thought a freestanding birth center might be a good option for me, so I wrote to the one in Danbury, CT. Unfortunately they don't take VBACs- I could work with the midwives there, but would have to give birth at the hospital across the street.<br><br>
Home birth I'm a little afraid of. I might come around on that, I don't know. But even if I come to embrace the idea, I'm not sure if DH would go for it. He found the idea scary before my c-section, and now he's really opposed to it. I can see where he's coming from. And I do think he should get a vote, since it will be his baby too.<br><br>
Anyway, if anyone is in the nyc area, where's a good place for a VBAC? Any midwives you can recommend? Anyone heard anything about Phelps, up in Tarrytown? I'm not sure where to start, and I'm already feeling discouraged after getting the response about not doing VBACS at the COnnecticut Birth Center.
 

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There is a birthing center in the Bronx that I used for my labor. It is very homey and the assistants and MW's were awesome during the birth. I know you probably hear "Bronx" and have reservations but I would at least check them out. If you had a low risk pregnancy with child #1 and your problems were simply due to the baby's position during labor, then you are probably eligible for a VBAC.<br><br>
If you want more information on them PM me.
 

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thank you! I'm in Yonkers, so I'm practically in the Bronx anyway.<br><br>
I'll PM you my e-mail. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
meanwhile, if anyone else has info, please do share.
 

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I'm in the same boat as you <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Not PG yet, hoping for a VBAC, and in NYC. We're moving in the next couple of months up to Orange County, so I'm holding off looking for a midwife, but my sister in law has had 3 great birth experiences with midwives at Nyack Hospital in Rockland. I recall her saying it was more of a birth center, than hospital setting, which I like. That's where I plan on starting to look once we move.<br><br>
Here's the contact info for the hospital:<br><br>
Nyack Hospital<br>
160 North Midland Avenue<br>
Nyack, NY 10960<br><br>
Tel: 845-348-2000<br>
Web: <a href="http://www.nyackhospital.org" target="_blank">www.nyackhospital.org</a><br><br>
Hope that helps!<br><br>
Liz
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">There is a birthing center in the Bronx that I used for my labor. It is very homey and the assistants and MW's were awesome during the birth. I know you probably hear "Bronx" and have reservations but I would at least check them out. If you had a low risk pregnancy with child #1 and your problems were simply due to the baby's position during labor, then you are probably eligible for a VBAC.<br><br>
If you want more information on them PM me.</div>
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Is this the Morris Heights Birthing Pavilion?<br><br>
I'm birthing there! I chose it over a fancy Manhattan OB! I love them!<br><br>
PM me too if you want any info (or just to say hi to a fellow New Yorker).
 
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