Not pregnant now, but plan to start TTC in a little bit over a year from now. Since my local hospital bans VBACs I have to go out of state to attempt one. Therefore, I am already in the process in trying to to find a "real" VBAC friendly midwife/OB that really believes in me and my body. I found a place that sounds wonderful and I have a consultation apt set up in April.
Anyway...I've been reading a lot on the success of VBACs and how to have the best odds to not have a RCS. Correct me if my brain is thinking wrong:
use a midwife
hire a doula
try to go med free so you would actually feel scar pain if something was going wrong. I would love a natural birth....so any natural VBAC moms, chime in.
make sure the office and hospital has at least a 70 vaginal birth success.
special birthing classes for natural birth.
Also heard I can't be induced or have water broken either and I'm ok with that, but don't want to be rushed off to the OR because of "their" time schedule. I'll labor at home as long ad I can, but I will have a 30 min drive.
These are the top things I've heard...any others?
I also want to do other natural stuff like placental encapsulation to hopefully help prevent my PPD next time. I also want to not clamp or cut cord until it has stopped pulsating. Baby straight to my chest without being washed for skin to skin so we can nurse right away.
Any other suggestions, books, thoughts or ideas??
Any moms with similar birth experiences or wants?
PPD/PPA Mom...it has been super hard, but I'm making it! Slow steps...
DS born August 5, 2010...can't believe he is 4!