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    Hi everyone,

    I am due in 3 weeks and obs has advised that baby is engaged. I previously had an elective c sec as DD was transverse lie (breech).
    my obs has advised I am a good candidate for vbac, but i have a concern which is keeping me awake at night of late...

    I am having this bub at William Angliss which is a low risk local hospital- they do not have a resident anaesthetist so if I was to need an emergency c sec it could be up to an hour before they can get there or even provide me with an epidural if I want one.
    Has anyone had any experiences with vbac and anaesthetists at W Angliss? I am so scared about putting bubs or myself in danger
    But i would rather avoid a RCaesarian if it can be helped...

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    I had an emergency repeat c-section at the Angliss 5 weeks ago. My understanding was that because it's a public hospital there's always an anaesthetist on duty. There were no delays at all in me seeing the anaesthetist & getting the spinal. And he was fabulous as well.

    Good luck - despite ending in a repeat emergency c-section, I had a great experience at the Angliss.

    ETA: the staff were all very supportive of my VBAC. My repeat c-section was because of a pelvic issue I have, not because of the hospital.
    Last edited by Moxy; 12-08-2012 at 19:33.

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    Thanks so much for your quick response Moxy! You have eased my mind a lot. My obs is Dr Geoff McCallum and he advised they do have someone during business hours, but after hours they only have someone in call, average time is 20 to 30 min wait if they are not already in the hospital.
    I am quite nervous about a vbac and the risks associated with one but at the same time I think about not being able to lift my little 19 month old DD and the long recovery and it breaks my heart. (I had two infections on my scar which was so painful and had to have it drained twice and was on anti b for 2 weeks)

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    I had my c-section at 8am on a Saturday and there were no issues. Hope it all goes well for you.


 

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