I'm meeting with a specialist OBGYN on my next apt for next month because my midwife cannot be involved in a VBAC delivery (don't know if this is the law in my state or a hospital rule) and I'm just wondering what type of questions or responses or whatever I should be prepared with. My midwife just basically said it was a chance to see if I was a VBAC candidate and to get to know her if I were to need a surgeon. I've heard good things about her and how she's done lots of VBACs before but I'm just nervous as to how the apt will go and if they will flat out refuse me or what. I don't see why I wouldn't be able to have a VBAC considering my last ended up in a C section due to inducing before my body was ready because I had high blood pressure. Even if I were to end up with High BP this time around, is that a barrier to having a VBAC? TIA for your opinions and answers!
Why can't your midwife attend VBAC? That's odd, they're usually the best ones for it! It's really not up to the doc to decide if you're a good candidate for a VBAC; the good candidate is the mom who wants it. In the absence of something that would preclude any vaginal birth (uterine tumor blocking the way, placenta previa, etc.) there's absolutely nothing IMHO that precludes anyone from attempting VBAC. I don't even buy into the classical incision argument, back when that was the way c-sections were always done, the UR rate was less than 10% and if you're willing to accept those odds, then no one else should have the right to say you can't. And now I"ll put that soapbox away, LOL!
Your best bet in avoiding the "we have to do something because you have high blood pressure!" talk is to avoid high blood pressure in the first place. I highly recommend The Brewer Diet. High blood pressure is caused by too little blood volume, so you need to properly nourish your body so that it can produce the 50-60% more blood that you need during pregnancy. It's a lot of food, but it's the right food, and the good news is that ice cream counts. Here's what Dr. Brewer says about high blood pressure: http://www.drbrewerpregnancydiet.com/id34.html
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How did the appt go, Alissa?