I had my 1st appointment with my dr today and it went better than I could've imagined! He was on board with my VBA2C. It didn't necessarily surprise me that he was okay with it, but I didn't know he could do it without consulting the other dr's in his practice that I know won't be okay with it (he also told me that they probably wouldn't let me do it if I was their patient). But I guess as long as he is my primary dr, he gets to make the calls for my care. He agreed with almost everything I requested, no induction, I can go to 42 weeks. He did not agree to no IV or just a hep-lock. He said on the slim chance of rupture that the extra fluid could save my life.
Now, I have a m/w (that I really like) that has agreed to do a HBA2C and a dr (that I really like also) that will do my VBA2C. Now, I'm torn!
I'm kind of reasoning this out as I type, so if you actually read it all, bless you!
I really like the idea of having my baby at home. But since I do have 2 c-sections, I'm sure the m/w would be a little extra cautious and would probably transfer a little sooner than with a low-risk mama. But I do really like her and the fact that she had 2 c/s's and then had 2 VBA2C's after that puts me at ease. She's closer than I thought I would ever find a m/w.
But, I have had experience with this OB and to tell you the truth, he's more like a midwife than a typical OB. I would get to be in a wonderful hospital, very natural childbirth friendly. The nurses are great there too. And, heaven forbid if something goes wrong I will have immediate access to the necessary technology. He's agreeable to all the things I want to make it as intervention free as possible.
He did tell me also that if he had been my primary OB last time I tried to VBAC that he in no way would've ever induced me, especially with Cervidil. He also agreed that I didn't get a fair shot at a VBAC because of the induction and subsequent epidural (b/c pitocin ctx suck a$$) making me completely numb.
I think I'm leaning towards the OB, but I don't want to jump too fast and regret it. I wish I had a magic 8 ball with real answers. What do you girls think?
I got an u/s and baby looks like a little peanut with a heartbeat of 152!!!