I didn't realize this board was still active! How exciting. My name is Joan and I am "due" in a little over a week and going for a VBAC for my second child. There are literally only 2 doctors offices out of three local hospitals that are willing to let me try and only one took my insurance. Thankfully, they have an amazing midwife who I've been incredibly happy with throughout my pregnancy. The iffy news is that she's out of town from today (38W 5D) until Apr 7 (40W 1D), so I'm really hoping I make it until she gets back. As of now, I'm not showing many signs of labor, so I'm hopeful.
As for my first child, I had a scheduled c-section and did not get a chance to labor. The section was scheduled because of an anatomical abnormality (long, weird story) which has since been corrected. The midwife and doctors feel good about my chances of having a successful VBAC this time around. I'm hoping to go natural because I really feel like having control over my body is my best chance of having a successful VBAC, especially with my family's history of giganto babies.
Hopefully it's not too late for me to get in here and get a lodge started. The sticky hasn't been posted on since December so I wasn't sure where to request one.