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Just found that out thanks to google. No wonder my OB was trying to pull the vbac bait and switch thing. When he was talking about there even being an option to vbac, I kind of assumed it was allowed in the hospital, but vbac websites have the place listed as banned. You'd think that would be worth mentioning at some point in all the vbac conversations we've had. If I showed up at that hospital ready to push or close to it, it's not like they can turn me away. I'm wanting to move forward with switching. Now I just need to start researching individual OBs in the other hospital that allows vbac. On the lists I'm reading, some hospitals are listed as banned and others as de facto banned. What's the difference and what will it mean for me?
My OB did well on my csection though, I just strongly disliked it the experience. I like what he did when he closed me up. He used skin glue stuff and steri-strips, no staples or stitches, so didn't need to have anything removed which is good because I would have wigged out. I'm going to request that glue stuff if I need a csection again with whatever new OB I choose, if I can. Please tell me if this fear is unfounded, but I guess I'm afraid of making the switch only to end up with an OB who messes up my possible csection as silly as that sounds.
Mom to a 2 year old baby girl, 2 week old baby boy, and one in Heaven.
In loving memory of our angel baby, with us for 4 weeks. Baby went to be with God July 24th, 2009.
Last edited by SkyBaby; November 8th, 2013 at 08:51 PM.
lurking. i was just on one of the vbac sites and if i understood it correctly, de facto is when they don't mention a ban on vbacs but there aren't any drs that will agree to doing one. that sounds like what your dr did. i just had a c-section with my last daughter, and i remember them saying "once a c-section always a c-section" but that was it. they never said anything about a ban. i found them on the "de facto ban" list too.
A de facto ban means there isnt an official ban by the hospital. A near by hospital has a de facto ban and there is a doc there who has and still does VBACS...but its my understanding they are the only one at htat location.