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hospitals may have policies that they wont do vbac's and doctors may have those policies too, but no one can force you into a surgery especially rendered unnecessary. I would labor at home as long as possible and go into the er they legally can not turn you away but they can do things to try to get you to give in to a c section. it will probably be a fight. im going the vbac route and totally ready and armed to do what I can to be successful
I faced this decision before my VBAC. I chose not to fight it because I didn't want the stress while in labor, I wanted a peaceful, supportive experience so I drove 1.5 hours to a VBAC friendly hospital. Totally worth it!
First off, congrats!! I remember you from the Jan-2011 DDC
I have had 5 VBAC's. The hospital that 4 of them were delivered at, put in a no VBAC rule between baby #4 and #5. I was CRUSHED. I loved the hospital and I loved my OB. My OB thoygh was still very pro-vbac so he hated the policy. He had me sign a waiver for him and the hospital and I had to show up in active labor, I couldn't be induced or anything. But as long as the waiver was signed and I was in active labor, I could deliver there. I'm not sure if all hospitals do that, it was just my experience at this one hospital. I've since moved and my last baby was born at a different hospital, but from what I understand this hospital still allows vbac mom's to deliver with a waiver signed. Maybe you could look into if that is an option?
Good luck with whatever you decide! H&H 9 months!!
Heather, Mom to: Devon 17, Trevor 12, Bobby 10, Ryan 9, Breanna 8, Oliver 2
and introducing my new baby princess Penelope Kate born 3/18/14 5:35am 9lbs 5oz 22"
That's a hard conundrum. I might be in your shoes. I see a midwife at my doc office who said if the ob gives me a hard time about the vbac, show up in active labor and refuse to sign the c-section consent form. I am too afraid to ask my ob now how he feels about me doing a vbac.