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September 7th, 2010, 01:43 PM
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Ok, the local hospital here has a VBAC ban. In order to try for a VBAC I will need to travel 80+ miles to Tucson where there are 2 hospitals that allow VBACs and I've found a midwife group and an OB who are VBAC friendly.

My question is: Should I see a local OB for my prenatal care and then switch to the OB in Tucson later? I have a 9 month old who HATES long car rides so 80 miles each way could be a huge headache for appointments. But I'm more than willing to do it to get my VBAC. I just don't know if it would work out better to see a local OB and then switch . . . anyone have any experience with this kind of thing?

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September 7th, 2010, 04:12 PM
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I'd go to Tucson from the start. That way you build a relationship with the doc and not just show up 30+ weeks pg and are like "I'm here for my VBAC".

Honestly, I drove 115 miles one way my whole pregnancy with Merrick just to get my HVBAC but ended up transferring to my back up doc while I was in labor because I wanted meds. Could I have saved myself the 230 mile trip once a month for 7 months and then every other week for the last 8 weeks? Yeah, I could've. Would I have had a decent relationship with my birth team? Probably not as good as it was. I think if you are wanting a VBAC that badly, go to the doc that you are anticipating delivering. Just sayin'.
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September 7th, 2010, 04:51 PM
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I travel 45 minutes east to see my regular Dr :-) she knows that I want a VBAC and that her Hospital does not allow them, so at 30 weeks she set up an appt with a Dr at a Hospital 2 hrs Northwest of me (one of the closest hospitals to allow VBACS). I had a great appt with the Peri, he said he'd see me again in 6 weeks (which is actually next week) until then I was to see my regular Dr.

So I guess it depends.. :-) I see both.... my regular Dr most of the time..and the Dr who will be doing my Vbac.. only a couple of times. I am already familiar with him and the hospital though.. he delivered my twins.
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September 7th, 2010, 05:23 PM
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The hospital where I had a VBAC at is 100 miles away. The Peri from that hospital comes to my town every other Monday. So I was lucky to be able to see that doctor every other week, but I also saw my other doctor the other weeks.

If it were me, I would see the doctor in my town for every check-up and see the doctor from the hospital like every 6 weeks in the beginning and once a month towards the end.
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September 8th, 2010, 09:21 AM
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The hospital where I had a VBAC at is 100 miles away. The Peri from that hospital comes to my town every other Monday. So I was lucky to be able to see that doctor every other week, but I also saw my other doctor the other weeks.

If it were me, I would see the doctor in my town for every check-up and see the doctor from the hospital like every 6 weeks in the beginning and once a month towards the end.

Well, I think that's my solution. I find an OBGYN group that delivers in Tucson but they also have a local office here! Let's just say I spent yesterday afternoon doing research and when I found this group I was beyond relieved and excited. The hospital they deliver at in Tucson even has a VBAC class in addition to their other labor/birth classes. From what I understand it's a pro-VBAC hospital. The best part is that they are in-network with my insurance. I'm so freaking relieved!

Thanks for all the advice ladies!
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