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I just moved to the Des Moines area( Ankeny) a couple of months ago. I'm expecting baby #2 in December. Any suggestions on which OB GYN to see? I'm really looking for someone that will be a cheerleader through this whole process, as my first child birth experience was quite traumatic(needed an emergency c-section, I was in a foreign country(Germany), and I had a horrible infection after surgery that required me to be in the hospital far longer than I wanted). I'm considering having a VBac, but I know that not all doctors are into that. Thoughts on someone that will be open to this? Or at least educate me further? Thank you in advance!
Re: Ankeny/DesMoines momma's with Vbac experience
I don't know who would be supportive, but I can tell you who I would not suggest.
I used OB/GYN and Associates and will not be going back. They are a really big practice (10+ providers) with several offices and I felt as if things fell through the cracks. Long story short--I had been complaining of not feeling good, had a variety of symptoms and they seemed to dismiss me. I ended up developing severe pre-e/HELLP and had to deliver at 29-6 via emergency c/s.
Regardless I will be high risk next pregnancy, but still will look for a smaller practice with a MFM on staff.
Good luck, and welcome to Ankeny How do you like it?
I hate to make it sound horrible, they have some nice drs, but just felt as of they dropped the ball with me and had a scary experience.
If you are more open to non-traditional birthing options, like home birth or birth center, there are some great midwives in town too. They will definitely advocate the possibilities for VBAC. I am planning a home birth at the end of May and I have had excellent prenatal care.