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  • Midwife in South Dakota

    Hey there! I just found out I am expecting my second child, let me tell you a little about my hospital experience with my daughter; we arrived at the hospital around 3 am, the dr's let me labor for 2 hours, during which I was allowed to go into the bathtub for short periods of time but, then my doctor...
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by vandervorst on 04-01-2014
  • VBAC concern

    Hi, long story short: over five years ago I had a c-section with my son. Then this past September, I went to my first ultrasound only to find out there was no heartbeat and the fetus had stopped developing around 7 or 8 weeks. My doctor gave me misoprostal to bring on the miscarriage as I had no symptoms...
    Posted to VBAC and Cesarean Prevention (Forum) by Nix on 07-01-2013
  • Wondering if VBAC is a possibility for me

    Hi, I'm not a midwife, but I'm looking for some advice to assess whether a VBAC would be a viable option for me. I had a c-cection with my first child. My water broke at roughly 40 wks, but labor never started. As I knew that I was group B strep positive, I went to the hospital to begin antibiotics...
    Posted to VBAC and Cesarean Prevention (Forum) by ninabird on 01-03-2011
  • Transverse twice?

    I have a friend that is 36 weeks with her second child and yesterday was told she would have to schedule a c-section due to this baby being transverse. Her first child was transverse as well and had to have a c-section with that baby also. She has been going to the same OB & they do not do any manual...
  • Re: I need Information

    Hi JLangley I would like to encourage you to plan a physiologically normal birth, and only accept surgery if there is a valid reason at the time. The main issue to check prior to making that decision is that the baby's placenta is clear of the scars in your womb's lower segment. It sounds to...
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by Joy Johnston on 02-23-2009
  • Re: Time Magazine "The Troube with Repeat C-Sections"

    Thanks for posting the link, Jessica. The women at ICAN are very happy about this article coming out. Here's what I received today from the wonderful Gretchen Humphries. Please, let's all go to the story and bump up the viewings, make comments, and write out experiences. Thanks, Gloria I am thrilled...
    Posted to VBAC and Cesarean Prevention (Forum) by GloriaLemay on 02-19-2009
  • Re: I need Information

    The size of the woman does NOT reflect how she will birth. NO NO NO NO NO I've had women your size in my practice deliver 8 to 10lb babies. Vaginally. It definitely sounds like there was something up with your baby's position, your position (likely on your back or sitting on your tailbone) or...
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by pamela.midwife on 02-14-2009
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