I have a cousin (in Kansas) who's been emailing me because she is pg with her second and desperately wants a VBAC. She got a referral from her primary OB (who apparently doesn't do them) to a VBAC friendly OB 1.5 hours away. Okay. Fine. She was willing to do that to get the birth she wants. So she goes to see this new OB and then finds out that her INSURANCE will not allow her to VBAC! W.T.F.?! It would be more cost effective for them and less risky for her is she has a VBAC and they will NOT ALLOW IT!?
Is there anything she can do, besides pay out of pocket for the birth (not an option for her)? I am so livid over this!