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video of a FL. doc on vbac

Last post 04-10-2009 12:41 PM by ZoeysMom. 8 replies.
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  • 04-07-2009 6:20 PM

    • midwifea
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    video of a FL. doc on vbac

    This was on Medscape today. What we all know, but at least he has courage to put this on film.

     

    http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/589868?src=mp&spon=16&uac=48930FT

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  • 04-08-2009 3:30 PM In reply to

    Re: video of a FL. doc on vbac

    I could not get this to work?

     

    Do you have to be registered on Medscape?

     

    Thanks April.

     

    Mary

  • 04-08-2009 5:07 PM In reply to

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    Re: video of a FL. doc on vbac

    Sorry Mary,

    I guess you do have to register with medscape, I forgot that.  I get their e bulletins in my inbox and I just assumed the link worked for everyone.

     

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    There is a voice inside of you
    That whispers all day long,
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    I know that this is wrong."
    No teacher, preacher, parent, friend
    Or wise man can decide
    What's right for you--just listen to
    The voice that speaks inside."
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  • 04-08-2009 5:23 PM In reply to

    Re: video of a FL. doc on vbac

    It's OK!

     

    What did he say????

     

     

  • 04-08-2009 6:42 PM In reply to

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    Re: video of a FL. doc on vbac

    It is a 4 minute video of Dr. Andrew Kaunitz, professor of medicine. associate chair of the OB/GYN dept. at the U of Florida, College of Medicine, in Jacksonville, FL, speaking up for women and their lack of choice at attempt at vbac.

    He spoke on the decline of trial of labor for vbac, the cause of this (monetary - mal practice insurance rates skyrocketing or non existing and time management for physicians, ie. less time involved for a repeat cs than bedside with a mama) and the time line of vbac.  prevalent in the 90's declining rapidly in this decade.  What I really thought was good was that he mentioned the escalating long term problems associated with mulitple cs's.  Especially escalating acreta rates.  He also talked about recovery for a mama being much harder after surgery.  He feels it is time for the pendulum to swing back.

     

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    April
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    The voice that speaks inside."
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  • 04-08-2009 7:02 PM In reply to

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    Thanks...good for him! We need more like him.

    I'm also very glad to hear he is discussing the long term problems due to repeat c-sections. It is the rare mother who is informed of ALL the risks with c-births (especially multiple) at birth AND beyond.

    It's about time, come ON pendulum!

    Mary

  • 04-09-2009 7:18 PM In reply to

    • ZoeysMom
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    Re: video of a FL. doc on vbac

    My lovely daughter was born surgically.  When I returned to my care provider to begin prenatal care for my 2nd pregnancy, my midwife looked in my chart and said, "so...we'll schedule another c-section then."  This particular group of midwives is housed within an OB/GYN office.

    COME ON PENDULUM!!!!!!!

    (I know I don't go into detail about my particular circumstances, but I am 90% certain that if I lived in just about any other place that 1)  DD would have been delivered vaginally, and 2) if she wasn't that I would have at least been given the opportunity to ponder Trial of Labor and VBAC!)

    Mandi
  • 04-10-2009 6:44 AM In reply to

    Re: video of a FL. doc on vbac

    HMMM, 

     

    ZoeysMom, really the Midwife said that to you? 

     

    When I look around my BF support group, I have a very hard time believing that only one in three ~could~ deliver vaginally. Makes me sad when I hear women say.... "I had to have a c-section" and discuss their births....very few were "allowed" an intervention free, go into labor on their own supported experience.

     

    I was sharing with one of my fave Midwifes the other day...that at my group..it's apparent that PTSD is alive and well and most women have no idea their birth was traumatic until we "chat" about birth. 

     

    So so so sad.

  • 04-10-2009 12:41 PM In reply to

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    Re: video of a FL. doc on vbac

    I'm sorry, it was late and after re-reading my post it doesn't say what I meant it to.  Lemme try again...

    Yes, my midwife said that to me.  I believe she was influenced directly by the notes the OB left in my chart ("official" cause listed...CPD, no mention of the intervention cascade...)  After we spoke some more she agreed to check with the OB and another midwife to see if VBAC would be a possibility.

    What I meant to say last night was that I agree the pendelum needs to swing back.  For example, my midwife was comfortable scheduling me for a repeat c-section before she considered VBAC instead of ruling me out as a candidate for VBAC and then opting for a scheduled procedure.  

    Mandi
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