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July 18th, 2007, 08:15 AM
CharmieCM CharmieCM is offline
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Valerie, I hope that you're feeling a little better these days.

I wanted to share a story with you of a woman who forced her doctor to give her a VBAC. She labored at home until she was eight cm, then went to the hospital just in time for the doctor to catch her baby. He had no time to do a c-section. During her prenatals, she never really talked to him about it...she just went in, did her 5 minute prenatal and left. She never called him, never asked him any questions, never gave him the chance to tell her no. Never discussed a birth plan with him...nothing. With a good doula and/or a lot of determination, you could do the same thing.

Also, you might look into whether you qualify for and if you do, if the local midwives would accept it as payment. I'm in the process of registering my practice because it gives clients who have pay out of pocket another option.

Charlotte, midwife mama to Samuel and Atley, mourning the loss of our "March Baby"
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