Ugh! Hospital Bans VBACs—Could It Happen to You?

It is sad that women are being denied the generally safer option of a VBAC for reasons like this. I wish all women had the options to a lower risk delivery if they want it.

Has anyone been unable to have a VBAC due to hospital policies?

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4Katie
08/08/14
4Katie
For the hospital I work at it is the hospital malpractice insurance refusing to allow VBACs, even though they are proven to be less risk in most cases.
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    08/08/14
    8Theresa Gould
    This is very sad.

    I haven't personally but some doctors are refusing to do VBACs and so that's when the women who really want a VBAC start looking for a midwife. My midwife is one of the few who will do them but she does have certain criteria that has to be met.
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      08/14/14
      I'm lucky because both the OBGYNs and midwives both actively encourage women to have VBACs if they want them. The only times they opt for a C-section is in cases of emergency, high risk for the health of mom or baby, or if the mom really wants a C-section.

      I hope these policies will start to change in the near future so that women everywhere have choices.
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      08/14/14
      I should clarify that I'm talking about the OBGYNs and midwives at my hospital...
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        08/14/14
        whats VBAC??
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        08/14/14
        4Katie
        It is a Vaginal Birth After a C-section
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          So it all boils down to money and ease. That really is too bad. VBACs do have their risks, but repeated c-sections are also dangerous. With a VBAC the recovery time is so much better. Hospitals and doctors should really get in on this. :(
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