I am doing a hospital VBAC using Hypnobabies. I really wanted to have a homebirth, but had no way to pay a midwife. I thought about unassisted, but the hospital is 45 minutes away in good traffic, so I was a bit uncomfortable with being that far from any medical personnel in the case of trouble.
I have two little girls, 4 and almost 3. This one is "supposed" to be a boy. I had a natural labor ending in an unecessary c-sec with #1, and a medicalized Vbac with #2. So this time, the plan is to put the better parts of each birth together, for a natural vaginal birth.
I'm a bit of a lurker, mostly because I don't like to post with nothing to say. And either I'm clueless, or someone has already said everything I would say. But I will attempt to be a bit more chatty.
The funny thing is, I had NO trouble getting a VBAC the first time. My insurance changed at 7 months, so the only place that would take me as a new patient that far along was the Public Health Department. I said I wanted vaginal, they read me a list of info off of the informed consent form, I signed, that was it. Oh, when I was induced at 42 weeks (still hadn't learned quite as much as I should have) the doc stopped by while they were hooking up the IV, and said there's an open OR if you want a c-sec. I said no and away he went. (i can understand why he made the offer)
This time I had to switch docs, had to interview a bunch, had to refuse proceedures, and I will most likely have to put my foot down and refuse to schedule an ercs at 41 weeks (this doc doesn't induce). I am fortunate at least, in that all of the local hospitals allow VBACs and several are at least moderately vbac friendly. But you'd think having done it once, it would be less of an issue. I've found 7 studies that state my risk factors are reduced by at least 50% since having a success. One says I am 7 times less likely to have a rupture.