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Old Jul 7th, 2011, 20:09 PM   21
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But how would they control the birth? What about being home in time fir dinner?
LOL maybe they might need a gag and chains a strict no bloody messing it up policy!

IN all honestly though I'm sure there are amazing OB's out there and yes they will and do save lives but from what I read and speak with women and MW's about there sure seem to be plenty of OB's who have no idea why birth is important any more or how it can and mostly happens without following the textbook or policy.

Oh I know there are great OBs out there, and I know the current situation is not totally their fault. Insurance, and liability are to blame as well. But most OBs are not doing anything to make positive changes, even when research supports those changes. Like VBACS.



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Old Jul 8th, 2011, 05:36 AM   22
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My personal experience with OB's leave me feeling less than positive about them.

With my first pregnancy the female OB was rude, impersonal, snappy and I don't think she's seen a NICE guideline in a long time. She was the reason I refused to go to the closest hospital in case on transfer, unfortunately she was on duty when I was in labour and she helped to mismanage me into theatre.

In my 2nd pregnancy the male OB was a rude ignorant scaremonger. He was reading my notes which clearly said place of birth HOME, and he opened the conversation with 'which hospital are you going to?' <facepalm>

I didnt bother to go back and see him a second time.



 
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Old Jul 25th, 2011, 03:04 AM   23
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I've put some stories in the link now, any ladies that feel like adding theirs please do. I need to write up mine but I kinda want my notes first...it's the empiricist in me wanting to know the timings!



 
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Old Jul 25th, 2011, 14:08 PM   24
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Thank you for posting this info. I am fortunate where I live that VBACs are actually encouraged over repeat C-sections. This is helping me cope with the big looming possibility that my first birth might be a C-section.



 
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Old Jul 25th, 2011, 14:15 PM   25
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Thats great to hear about VBAC being encouraged, I hear too many women from stateside having to fight for a VBAC or them not being allowed at all in some places. So sad that anti-VBAC policy exists in fear of litigation.

Why do you have concerns that this birth will be c-section may I ask?



 
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Old Jul 25th, 2011, 15:19 PM   26
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Thats great to hear about VBAC being encouraged, I hear too many women from stateside having to fight for a VBAC or them not being allowed at all in some places. So sad that anti-VBAC policy exists in fear of litigation.

Why do you have concerns that this birth will be c-section may I ask?
Baby is breech right now. I'm trying as much as possible to get her turned, but she's been that way for at least 6 weeks now and seems to be pretty content there.

Many places won't allow VBACs here, but I was told it's a lot more common and encouraged in larger cities with better staffed and larger hospitals.



 
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Old Jul 26th, 2011, 01:59 AM   27
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What a great thread! When I have time I'm going to read through all the links
I've already told my consultant I shall be having a vbac water birth (as long as this pregnancy is problem free) and that I am happy to jump out of the pool for occasional monitoring.

I am not going to be told what to do during this labour as I listened last time as they were the professionals even though it felt wrong and that birth ended in an emcs!

The one thing I am worried about is not gettin an epidural. I hate the idea and didn't want one last time but I had a man stood by me for at least an hour telling me I wasn't coping with the pain and I needed one! (I was breathing through each contraction and hadn't even had any g&a at that point!) In the end I agreed to one on the understanding that it would be there just incase and I wouldn't have to use it. Once it was fitted he then told me he had to check if it was working so I WOULD have to use it and according to oh he stood next to me the whole time topping it up!!!! I hated it as much as I knew I would BUT I did mean I didn't have to go under ga for my emcs to which I'm thankful of.
here's the problem though.....I am almost as scared of having an epi as another emcs! If I have one I wont be allowed a water birth but what if I need an emcs?!!

I don't know what to do.


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Old Jul 26th, 2011, 05:28 AM   28
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Kdea...I sure you've already been pointed there but have to had a look at www.spinngbabies.com

Breech birth is another variation of normal, you should be able to breech birth if you choose to however breech births do have additional risks and that on top of VBAC would be a tough one to choose.

Remember if you go down the CS route you can plan it this time and make it yours...have a google of 'gentle cesarean'

Tannembaum Good news on the VWAC hope you get it hun, many hospitals arent keen on waterbirths for VBAC - stick to your guns. Oh and you wont have to get out of the pool for monitoring, they can use a sonicaid in the pool just like for any other waterbirth!

As for the Epi, trust yourself you wont need one, water is the best pain relief there is its wonderful (I laboured in water for DS1). It is very difficult once you agree to interventions no matter how trivial they seem for things to spiral.

Make sure you have a clear birth plan written down and be vocal about it, not every one who deals with you in labour will bother looking at it, make it clear that you do not want/do want certain things and make sure your birth partner knows and understands your choices and will make sure you get them - you both have to be strong.

Try looking at natal hypnotherapy or hypnobirthing, they have some great fear release exercises to help you work through some of the fears you have after your last experience and relaxation/breathing techniques to help you get through labour without needing or even feeling pain - I can recommend the natal hypnotherapy VBAC specific CD's you can get them on amazon.

Remember your body knows what to do, you and your body weren't allowed to do what comes naturally last time and you had things done to you that you didnt want, it's no wonder things went down a path you wouldnt chose. Trust that things will go differently this time. In a normal labour no woman needs an Epi.



 
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Thanks
Its not the pain I'm scared of....I was handling my labour just fine even with out g&a last time. For me its the fear if something goes wrong and I don't have an epi fitted then I will most probably have to go under ga for a section.



 
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Old Jul 26th, 2011, 08:25 AM   30
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Hello thought I would join you all to get some info.

I had a C Sec in Feb 2009 due to breech presentation and a failed ECV. I am hoping for a VBAC this time around.

Has anyone got any idea what the consultants will say or do? I am with them on the 10th August and want to get prepared



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