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5th December 2012 06:21 AM #16
HI Kristi - welcome to the forum. It is great that you have Emma as your doula. It would be wonderful if you could gain the support you need when you go into labour. I wish I could give you some wonderful words of wisdom but unfortunately I can't. In the hospital system you cannot control who you get on the 'day' regarding midwives and doctors. You may get a wonderful supportive midwife and I certainly hope so. Have you asked the obstetrician whether the on call obstetricians will support your vbac2c? I am imaging that Nepean operates like other public hospital's with the on call obstetrician making decisions during their period of on call. My experience is that many obstetricians will not support a vbac2c.
Have you explored other options like hiring a supportive midwife and/or obstetrician? This is obviously a lot more expensive option but one in which you can control who is caring for you. I am happy to talk to you if you like to find out who may be available in your area. Phone the PBB Health Centre 02 9890 7755