Apparently my doctor has quite a reputation for VBAC and natural birth (or med-free birth - however you like to describe it). He told me a few visits ago that I was one of three med-free VBAC patients he had at the time (which is exciting - I hope there are even more VBACs that are planning to use meds that he just didn't mention).
At my last visit he apologized profusely for keeping me waiting so long. I was in the office for about an hour with no pants on before he came in. I reminded him that he was just doing his job, and if I was in delivery and needed the attention, I'd appreciate him spending the time with me. He told me he had just delivered one of his med-free VBACs and that she had pushed for four hours. He said he was running on coffee and chocolate, and I could tell he was genuinely excited/fulfilled that his patient succeeded. He then looked at me and said "I want you to be my next one!" I was so taken aback at his comment. I've never gotten the feeling from any other doctor that they truly cared.
After that he went on to tell me that I should look into getting the birthing tub and got me in touch with the coordinator at the hospital to get that all squared away. The last doctor I mentioned the birthing tub to said to me sarcastically, "Do I need to bring my swim trunks to delivery?" He then went over my birth plan and was in agreement and totally supportive with every little detail - even reminded me after I listed wanting to avoid episiotomy that he doesn't believe in it (unless under extreme circumstances). I swear he was a midwife in another life.
Anyway, I'm just going on and on, but I just can't get over how lucky I am to have found this doctor. I really believed in the beginning that it was going to be a battle to try to get a VBAC, but it's turning out to be so pleasant. I even think that if I end up with a CS I won't feel like I failed, or that my best interests weren't looked after.