Here is another response to the statement dated December 2007 from Hastings Indian Medical Center explaining why they no longer offer VBAC.
Wow is this article amazing for being published in the post-2004 “anti-VBAC per ACOG” era, by two MDs no less! If your OB gives you the third degree about VBAC, you might want to give him a copy of this article. The tide against VBAC might be turning!
Dated February 2008, not only does it openly and explicitly encourage VBAC, but it also:
declares VBAC as the “safest option” encourages efforts to “minimize the primary cesarean delivery rate” […]
A mom in Southern California sent me this letter that she sent to her local hospital. With her permission, I’m sharing it here. The hospital did respond to her in writing, which you can read here.
February 18, 2008
I am a mother of a toddler who was born by cesarean. I recently moved to the area and was disappointed to learn that in 2003, [Hospital] system banned vaginal birth after cesareans (VBACs). According to [a local newspaper] article that covered the decision,
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommended in 1999 that physicians, including an […]