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I called and made an appt. with the group of midwives I finally decided to go with! I have my last appt. with the OB on Wed. and then I have my first midwife appt. on Nov. 2nd. When I called everyone seemed really nice and between the ICAN yahoo group and a site you can ask about doctors and midwives they came with excellent reviews. I am so excited and can't wait to meet her. Last year their VBAC rate was 25 attempted, 19 successful! That's a 76% success rate.
I am debating on it. Money is tight right now and the classes I have seen are a little out of our budget right now. I might just look online and find some info on things that work for DH and I, and get him to work on some of it.
I of course will let you know how everything goes.
*breaths a huge sign of relief* well when I asked about VBA2Cs the woman I spoke with (assuming just a front desk nurse or something) did not know if they had done any, but was certain they have done VBACs. So I just did some more internet searching and found on another forum (one I post on for info about doctors and midwives, they have local areas and ICAN suggested it to me) that a little over a year ago a woman did have a successful VBA2C!!!! She said she pushed for 35 minutes (not expecting this, but it she had a c-section with twins, then another and then her VBA2C.... so like her I have no prior vaginal birth before a VBA2C). This really gives me lots of hope to get the chance to attempt.
I believe (but can't remember) that due to policy they will book a repeat for 41-42 weeks, but if baby is looking good they might hold off (i.e. signs of impending labor, baby is in position, regular contractions doing what your body needs to do to prepare). I plan to do (if I am given the go ahead to VBA2C) everything in my power to bring on labor naturally short of putting my hand up there and grabbing the baby (insert giggle here, I would never actually do that). I have heard stuff like nipple stimulation, sex, red raspberry leaf tea, amongst some other stuff can help to bring on labor. I fully (even if I am not in the mood) attack DH starting at about 38 weeks, as well as break out my pump.